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9 things Apple can do with its $137 bn cash pile

Give every American a check for $437
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Give every American a check for $437
Apple has never explained why it is salting away so much cash other than to say the company is preserving its options.

The money belongs to shareholders, so Apple is limited in what it can legally do with it. Leaving legality aside, here are some things Apple could do with $137 billion cash pile:-

Give every American a check for $437.
Acquire Facebook, LinkedIn, Blackberry, Yahoo and othersAgencies
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Acquire Facebook, LinkedIn, Blackberry, Yahoo and others
Based on market value at Thursday's close, Apple could acquire Facebook, Groupon, LinkedIn, Netflix, Pandora, Research In Motion (Blackberry), Yahoo, Yelp, Zillow and Zynga and have more than $2 billion left to spare.
Create a stack of dollar bills 38 times higher than the orbit of ISS
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Create a stack of dollar bills 38 times higher than the orbit of ISS
Create a stack of dollar bills 9,300 miles high, 38 times higher than the orbit of the International Space Station.
Double US foreign economic aid
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Double US foreign economic aid
Double US foreign economic aid to the developing world for three and half years.
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