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Apple earnings preview: Macs down, iPhones flat, iPads down

Last year Apple sold 26 million iPhones and 17 million iPads for revenues of $35 billion and profit of $8.8 billion in its third quarter. It was up from the year-ago quarter, but it wasn’t stellar. Expect something similar this week Tuesday, when Apple reports 2013 Q3 numbers.

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Apple stock below $400 as analysts lose faith

Apple stock dropped below $400 again as an analyst lowered his forecast for the company. Wall Street, apparently, is losing faith that Apple can return to its brief glory days of 2012 as the mobile-fueled technology highflier it was.

Time for tax reform 2.0

Bigger than the question of morality over offshore taxes, should be the question of global competitiveness and encouraging domestic innovation.

Ireland: We're no tax haven … but … yes, Apple did pay 2% tax

The head of the Irish agency designed to promote foreign investment in the country strongly denied that Ireland is a tax haven. But when questioned by Ireland’s RTE News, he could not deny that Apple has paid an effective tax rate of just two percent, much as Senator Carl Levin said yesterday in hearings on Capitol Hill.