Apple shares rally; stocks close mixed

Apple shares rally; stocks close mixed

Apple shares rose after the markets closed Tuesday despite issuing a sales warning. Ahead of that report, the U.S. markets closed mixed.
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Employees return to Aurora plant after deadly shooting

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WTO warns of global trade slowdown as indicator hits 9-year low

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