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Agree/Disagree: Tim Cook is right to use his power as Apple CEO in opposing Indiana's "religious freedom" laws.
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Monday Highlights: "Apple is still the company it was when Steve Jobs was at the helm" is what "Becoming Steve Jobs" co-author says of "the continuity of Apple's dominance" from Jobs to Cook; Michael Simon at Macworld thinks halo effect of Apple Watch "may be impossible to resist" with "every sale...an opportunity for lock-in ... [which if] as desireable as the iPod, it could lead to tens of millions of more iPhone sales each quarter"; purchasing the Apple Watch Edition - the most expensive model - will entitle you to "24/7 support [and] private 1-hour appointments [with] no lines" according to rumor; Glenn Fleishman encourages getting into the habit of backing up your Mac which will make "migrating to a new Mac easier"; Tim Cook writes op-ed at the Washington Post on Sunday on the dangers of Indiana's (and other states') "religious freedom" laws, Cook seen using his position as a "bully pulpit"—more in our General Interest section; and over the weekend, ifoAppleStore's Gary Allen decides the time is right for his great site on Apple retail to wind down except for keeping existing information updated; filming for 1998 iMac unveil begins in Steve Jobs biopic; Wired looks at the physics behind MagSafe and USB-C, and whether the new connector is as safe as MagSafe or not; looks like Apple needn't worry about FDA "over-regulation of Apple Watch" as oversight will be light; here we go, first rear shell of purported iPhone 6C leaks, it's colored, "lends further credence of new 4-inch model"; it's ready, Apple's trade-in program for "non-Apple smartphones and PCs", that is; speed test between Galaxy S6, iPhone 6; at Grist, Eve Andrews survived a week without her iPhone.
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"Stocks rally as the Dow jumps more than 250: Stocks opened with a strong rally Monday as Wall Street seeks to build on Friday's gains sparked by comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that interest rates will rise only gradually." USA Today 9:41 AM
"Stocks: 4 things to know before the open/U.S. stock futures are moving up, European markets are jumping by about 1%, and nearly all Asian markets closed the day with gains." CNNMoney 7:49 AM
"Stocks Reclaim Year-to-Date Gains Amid Flurry of Big Pharma Deals: Stocks rallied into the holiday-shortened week with all major indexes on Monday returning to positive territory for the year." TheStreet 9:40 AM
"Stock Futures Notch Solid Gains; Catamaran, Auspex, Horizon Leap: Stock futures were sharply higher ahead of a short week of trade and the end of the first quarter, despite some mixed spending and income data." Investor's Business Daily 8:52 AM
"US stocks open higher, led by gains in energy companies; UnitedHealth rises on deal news: NEW YORK – U.S. stocks are starting the week sharply higher, led by energy companies." FOXBusiness 9:39 AM
"Asia Markets: Chinese stocks rally on Silk Road details/Chinese stocks closed at a seven-year high on Monday, after China unveiled more details of its 'New Silk Road' plan to boost trade and economic relations with Eurasia and Africa." MarketWatch 7:45 AM
"Europe Markets: Greek market drops as deal talks flounder; Europe stocks up/Greek stocks slumped in an otherwise upbeat European market on Monday, as the country's government scrambled to reach a reform agreement with international lenders before it runs out of money." MarketWatch 9:39 AM
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