Which is probably why Ordinary shareholders in Apple have now won more say in deciding the Board.
Before you decide on(what could be ) foolish acquisitions-Ask what Mr.Shareholder thinks.
This is the way that all companies should function,unfortunately most S&P 500 companies (Tech companies in particular),tend to consider Cash on their Balance sheet as personal assets of the Company CEOs/Board's which they can spend wherever and however they like.
@Ariella, I agree, at least some of Apple's cash can be used to make amends at these factories. That is to ensure safer working practices and other related issues are adhered at the supplier's factories.
Why not because Apple has always invented something for their customers and becasue of that only other companies made money. Steve Jobs may be gone but still I feel his ideas do work and they will keep on working for Apple for a longer period.
Ariella, That "necessity" to drive a hard bargain with suppliers and workers can come to be a problem for the company later. The negative press Apple is getting now is not in its overall interest in the long term.
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