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Apple, after uncharacteristically tepid sales in the July-to-September quarter, came back with a vengeance in the last three months of 2011, vastly exceeding analyst estimates and setting new records. Apple says it sold 37 million iPhones in the quarter, double what it sold in the previous quarter and more than twice whatit sold in last year's holiday quarter. Net income in its fiscal first quarter was $13.06 billion, up 118 percent from $6 billion a year ago. Revenue rose 73 percent to $46.33 billion.

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Facebook announced in a blog post Tuesday that Timeline, the world's largest social network's most expansive change to its signature profile pages, will go live for all users in the next few weeks. Users will be informed that their profile is being switched to Timeline by a message at the top of Facebook's home page. Then they will have seven days to view and edit their past posts, photos, videos and more to ensure that only the information they want to appear will show up on the new profile page.

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McDonald'snow has its eye on the KFC customer, launching its new Chicken McBites in the U.S. on the same day that it announced record revenue of $27 billion for 2011. The variation on popcorn chicken, featuring chicken breast and home-style seasoning, will be available in 3-ounce snack, 5-ounce regular and 10-ounce sharable sizes through April 20. In the fourth quarter, McDonald's reported net income of $1.38 billion, up 11 percent from a year earlier.

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A new forecast from the National Association for Business Economics calls for the U.S. economy to make some modest growth strides this year, but not quite enough to significantly reduce the number of jobless Americans looking for work. About two-thirds of the economists who participated in survey expect the nation's gross domestic product, or GDP, to grow at a rate above 2 percent this year, according to the outlook released Monday.

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"He treated depositors' savings like it was his own personal piggy bank."

PROSECUTOR GREGG COSTA, to jurors in Houston in his opening statement at the trial of R. Allen Stanford, accused of bilking investors out of more than $7 billion over 20 years as part of a massive Ponzi scheme

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100,000

APPROXIMATE NUMBER of job-discrimination complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission during the 2011 fiscal year, the most in its 46-year history

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THE BOTTOM LINE: Japan posts first trade deficit since 1980, $32 billion, attributing it in part to last year's tsunami ... Chemical and plastics maker DuPont's fourth-quarter net income dipped less than 1 percent to $373 million ... Johnson & Johnson's fourth-quarter profit plunged to $218 million from $1.94 billion a year earlier, due to a slew of charges for recalls, product liability and litigation

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