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Apple profit soars on iPod, Mac sales

Associated Press

Earnings jump 88% as legal uncertainties swirl around Jobs ...Read the full article

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  1. Ziad Fazel from Calgary, Canada writes: $12 billion in cash against total liabilities of $6.5 billion. Looks like a warchest for an acquisition, but not sure what. Will have to check the stock boards, but would appreciate some insight or guesses from Globe writers.
  2. Brian Maranta from Ottawa, Canada writes: Good question, Ziad. Hrm... maybe... Microsoft? Nah, wouldn't be worth it. How about Apple buying Disney, just to throw the rumour sites into a tizzy? Hey, I got it! The could buy (beleaguered) Dell, sell everything off and give the money back to the shareholders! :)

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