Cash is king
Cash is king

Apple has been able to charge high prices while maintaining relatively low manufacturing costs. That's given it a cash stash that keeps growing -- and now tops $76 billion. Shareholders would love dividends, but Apple prefers to hang on to its cash.

Last updated October 05 2011: 8:16 PM ET
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