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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: A customer purchases the new iPad which went on sale around the world on March 16, 2012 in New York City. Simply called the iPad, the new tablet replaces the iPad 2 and features a high-pixel-count 'retina display'. Hundreds of people waited in line all night to be the first in the flagship Apple Store on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Armed With $97.6 Billion, Apple To Start Rewarding Shareholders

Thirty-six years after its founding, Apple Inc. is finally loosening up its purse strings to reward shareholders directly, by instituting a dividend and share buyback program.