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March 16, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Vote: Is Apple unstoppable?

The death of Steve Jobs and a devastating report in the New York Times on worker conditions in China did nothing to stop the upward fortunes of Apple. The new iPad was launched to universal acclaim and Apple shares hit a record.

Can the company keep ahead of its Android competitors and the ambitions of Microsoft to get back in the game? That’s the question in today’s poll:

My core belief about Apple

Read on for the best links of the week and the haiku:

This Week’s Links:

  • Bain Capital tied to Chinese surveillance push || NY Times
  • Summing up all that is wrong with Greece || Zero Hedge
  • Why bank dividends are a bad idea || Reuters
  • Can people be fooled again and again and again (Goldman Sachs edition) || Noahpinion
  • Inequality has “deep, pernicious effects” || Economist’s View
  • “Scoring” the Romney economy plan || Econobrowser
  • Pell Grants on a downward slope || Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Real wages below peak for 39th straight year || Middle Class Political Economist
  • Tapping oil from SPR may be trickier than ever || Yahoo Finance
  • Investing in infrastructure means investing in innovation || Harvard Business Review
  • Critics say JOBS Act weakens investor protections || LA Times

    Today’s Econ Haiku:

    So the tail will go

    Wag Salt Lake and Italy

    McDonnell lives on

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