10 things Apple could buy with its cash stockpile

The Apple logo is displayed on the exterior of an Apple Store on April 23, 2013 in San Francisco, Calif.

Apple revealed its latest business results yesterday, and though profits were down 22 percent, they were better than many analysts expected. The iPhone is still a top seller and the iPad too. Also among Apple's positive attributes? All the money it has stockpiled -- some $146 billion in cash and securities that could be freed up at the drop of a hat.

Business news site Quartz reports that's enough to pay off all the debt of Detroit eight times over. Apple, of course, has no plans to do so. But it got us thinking, what else could Apple buy?

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Katie Long is a contributing digital producer for Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Tech.

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