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There is no "slam dunk" index. The S&P 500 has selection criteria, and a rational weighting scheme. Funds that follow the S&P 500 (or any other index) have very low fees; VFIAX has an expense ratio of 0.05%. An index should mean something. The Dow is virtually meaningless. It's a random assortment of companies, whose stock price is combined in an arbitrary fashion, to create an arbitrary number.
There is certainly some prestige associated with being a DJIA component, but no serious investor cares about the DOW, and while there are funds that track it, those are trivially small relative to funds that track real market-weighted indices.   Thanks to its market cap, AAPL is already represented very strongly in the indices that matter, such as the S&P 500.   So I wouldn't expect this to have much of an impact on AAPL's stock price. I work for a company that was...
Perhaps you can explain how federal income tax, which this clearly refers to, affects local utilities?
 Actually Google pays quite well. And has great benefits as well.
The exact quote from her email was "I cannot actively recruit anyone currently at xyz. I'm really sorry, I didn't realize this when I first contacted you." My interpretation of that is that an agreement was in place restricting her from actively recruiting from my employer. Perhaps there's another way to interpret it. Honestly, I didn't think much of it at the time, but it was only a few months later that the anti-poaching issue was raised. "Suffer" is a strong word but...
 Several years ago I worked for one of the companies involved. A recruiter from another contacted me about an opportunity. After a couple email exchanges she sent me a note "I'm sorry, but I've just been informed that we are not permitted to recruit from 'xyz'". I was not a high-level employee, yet clearly the "anti-poaching" agreement did apply to me. I suspect it was blanket across all employees.
 The Tylt vu was for sale for $35 or so on BF: I picked up two; one for the nightstand and one for my desk at work. The design isn't as elegant as what you show, but they work fine. I really appreciate the ability to just plop my phone down when it's dark, and I don't want to wake my wife by fumbling for a cord and plugging it in. At work I have plenty of light, but picking up the phone when I walk around is just that much easier. Apple's elegant lightning connector helps...
This. I've worked for two of the companies ranked higher than Apple, and my wife was head-hunted by Apple. The compensation offered at Apple is lower than competing firms; Apple banks (successfully) on its cachet to attract talent.
 Wait, so it's OK if the scam artist in line at the store behind you takes a picture of your CC and uses it 10 minutes later? Seems to me the problem you're complaining about is someone taking a picture of your CC. Google wallet doesn't add any new issues to that problem.
 Are you worried that they're going to go charge something on it?
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