They didn't "juggle" money around. They sold bonds. If they sold them a week later, it would have cost them $724 million. Had the market gone the other direction, the story could have read "Apple's untimely bond sale cost the company $724 million" They had no control over the movement of the bond market. The headline should probably make it a little more clear that this entire story is about timing and nothing more.
6/3/13 at 10:57am