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^ It has, significantly: http://www.cbs.nl/en-GB/menu/themas/dossiers/eu/publicaties/archief/2013/2013-3825-wm.htm
What do you mean "not ahead"?  The GDP for the EU is comparable to the USA.  Per capita it lags a little, but the EU has been accepting memberships for new, poorer countries from the former Soviet bloc, so those areas are still catching up. A quick glance at the list of the world's biggest companies by revenue (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_companies_by_revenue) shows that a healthy number (6 of the top 20, 7 if you include Switzerland) of them are EU...
Barely even worth having a thread about tax on this forum, just take a trip down to the pound and watch the rabid dogs try and eat their own shoulders.  Same effect.
I don't agree with you, I said that in my first post.  Apple increased it's dividend by 10%, which is perfectly fine, and certainly not an insult to shareholders, who are still seeing significant growth in the value of the stock.
Nonsense.  Dividends attract long term investors who desire a steady, predictable return on their investment.  Institutional investors who stick around for the long term far favour those stocks that pay a substantial dividend. Apple buying back their own stock does not benefit Apple, it only benefits those stockholders left, on the assumption that Apple is undervalued.
Are you kidding?  Shareholders who started with Apple when they were financially in trouble have been rewarded with stock growth of approaching 25000%.  Just sell some stock if you want to convert to cash.
Then I think you definitely need to take some lessons in perspective.  "In line with expectations" is a perfect explanation for the dial not moving much. And just for some additional perspective, Apple's share price increasing by 1.8% in-hours, and around 1.3% out-of-hours represents approximately an additional $20-25bn on their market cap.  i.e. exceeding profit for this quarter, of which, as you say, the majority was expected anyway, and already priced into the stock.  
 It suggests nothing of the sort. Before the results were announced, Apple's share price was up over 50% since this time last year.  Share prices are based on expectations.  Apple announced that revenue was up only 27% since this time last year.  And the share price went up another 1.5-2%. Where's the bias now? Perspective.  From Calvin Klein.
Kinda funny how when the iPad was launched the harbingers were saying that Apple were going to suffer as it cannibalised Mac sales, and now it's a bad thing that the exact opposite is happening.
Never said it wasn't, but I was responding to a post complaining about a 1% bump in the share price in the past few hours on the basis of revenues that grew 27% over the past year.   Using a yearly measure to complain about an hourly fluctuation is silly.
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