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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Takeover Digest - Wall Street Journal - Sept 10, (NASDAQ: AAPL)

The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. * Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who four months ago seemed on the verge of defeating rebel forces, is now mired in defensive battles on several fronts, complicating efforts to fight the Islamic State militant group. (* Apple Inc was not the first company to make a smartphone or a tablet computer. But its iPhone and iPad redefined those products. Now, Apple is betting that it again can succeed where others have struggled. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook Tuesday introduced a new payments system for mobile devices, a series of smartwatches and a pair of larger iPhones. The new digital-payments service, Apple Pay, will let users purchase merchandise simply by waving a newer iPhone or Apple Watch in front of a reader. Apple said it hopes to speed up the checkout process and, ultimately, to replace physical wallets. (

Apple Inc. (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. Shares of AAPL fell by 0.38% or $-0.37/share to $97.99. In the past year, the shares have traded as low as $63.89 and as high as $103.74. On average, 50783600 shares of AAPL exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 189846256.