Apple (aapl) closed Thursday at a record high $493.17,up a staggering $16.49 (3.46%) for the day.That pushed its market capitalization (share price times shares outstanding) to nearly $460 billion!Thats more than any other company in the world,and as Apple Insider’s Neil Hughes noted,greater than the value of Microsoft (MSFT) and Google (GOOG) combined!
What else is Apple worth more than…Let’s see
- The gross domestic product of Sweden ($458 billion)
- All the gold in the Federal Reserve, and then some. ($350 billion)
- All the illegal drugs in the world, and then some ($321 billion)
- Six and a half years of global coffee consumption ($70 billion/year)
- More than six years of U.S. beef consumption ($74 billion/year)
- More than five U.S. Civil Wars ($74-$84 billion each)
- More than 2.5 Apollo space programs ($145-$170 billion apiece)
- Three times the entire U.S. clothing industry ($150 billion)
- Fourteen National Football Leagues ($33 billion for all the teams combined)
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Treatments modeled on the blockbuster cancer drug Gleevec may be the key to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.
- A cancer drug that sweeps an ominous plaque-forming protein from mouse brains within hours and reverses Alzheimer’s-like behavior in the rodents in days may offer a powerful new way to prevent or even reverse the brain-wasting disease in humans.
- The drug,called bexarotene,has been on the market for about 10 years to treat T-cell lymphoma,often after other treatments have failed.But bexarotene can do a completely different job in the brain.
- The brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease are marked by high levels of a protein called amyloid-beta that can exist in both small fragments that scramble nerve cell communication and in large,sticky clumps called plaques.
- Cramer and her colleagues studied mice that had brains full of both kinds of A-beta.Just hours after mice began taking bexarotene,levels of the smaller kind of A-beta in their brains fell,reaching a 25 percent reduction after 24 hours.After 14 days of treatment,plaque levels fell by 75 percent,the team reports.
- The drug works by changing the behavior of a cholesterol-carrying protein called ApoE by targeting a protein that regulates it.
As this events develops I think that many lives will be saved and many doctors will get paid more and get recognized.
Many people are e-mailing me asking what is a JV to you.A joint venture is an agreement between two or more people or businesses with the purpose of forming one entity.In its basic form,joint venture marketing can be as simple as swapping ads with another person or business.
Facebook is a Joint Venture with Skype because on Facebook you can Skype your friends under “Chat”.If you think you can come up with a lot of well-known companies that use JV Marketing.
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