6at4 Business Report: Apple; Starbucks; Debt stress

March 19, 2012 2:40:32 PM PDT
Apple makes a big announcement - this time it has nothing to do with a new product launch; Research says 20-somethings could use some extra cash; Starbucks is pushing beyond coffee and into the juice business.

Apple Dividend
Apple makes a big announcement - this time it has nothing to do with a new product launch. Investors are getting something back from all the Apple mania. The company is using part of its $100 billion cash - to pay a 1 time dividend. So if you have stock in Apple, you'll get paid $2.65 for every share you own. The CEO says they'll continue investing in opening new stores, and doing more research into the next hot new product. The move makes Google the only tech company worth more than a hundred billion dollars that does not pay a dividend to investors.

Stress from debt
Research says 20-somethings could use some extra cash. A new survey says 2 in 3 young people are stressed out from mountains of debt, the average totals $45,000 dollars according to PNC Bank. More than half of young people surveyed say they hold student loan debt until they reach 30 years old.

Starbucks opening juice stores
Starbucks is pushing beyond coffee and into the juice business as they look to new businesses for growth. Today Starbucks opened its first Evolution Fresh store in Bellevue, Washington. Evoltuion drinks will also make their way in Starbucks stores later this year. Starbucks is facing growing competition from the likes of McDonald's and Dunkin Donuts and consumers are demanding healthier products.


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