Awash with cash
Read the article, Almost $40 Billion In Cash: What Is Apple Waiting For? and then consider answers to the questions below. You can either read the article in the window below, or follow the previous link to open the article in a new window.
You may also like to read the following article, which develops the themes raised in Businessweek:
Outline the present cash position of Apple.
Compare the views of Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer that the goal of Apple's cash management is "preservation of capital" and investment in "short dated, high quality investments" with the writer's viewpoint.
Discuss whether Apple should use their cash for dividends or further acquisitions and investments.