Cook didn't say which computers would be made in the U.S., or where the company might locate facilities. But bringing assembly-line jobs back to the U.S. lights a symbolic beacon of hope for working-class Americans who worry that the global economy has no use for them.
To say that Facebook's debut as a public company was bungled is something like saying Facebook is a website you might have heard of. The response from small-time investors has been equal parts frustration, confusion and bitterness.
The $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase has renewed calls for stricter oversight of Wall Street banks. Two years after Congress passed an overhaul of financial rules, many of those changes have yet to be finalized.
The federal government has approved two multi-billion-dollar takeovers of Canadian oil and gas companies by state-owned Asian enterprises, but Prime Minister Stephen Harper has made it clear that such deals will only be allowed under “exceptional circumstances” in the future.