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PODCAST: Does Apple need an orange?

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

Apple releases its latest business results, and as usual, the news will be all about the iPhone. Apple's smartphone and iPad tablet are both, in tech years, practically geriatric. When it comes to the bottom line, Apple has traditionally done best when it innovates. So the question is, can the company deliver a new and revolutionary gadget?

Do you buy or sell stocks based on consensus forecasts? Analyst Juli Niemann at Smith, Moore & Company says there is something you should know about that strategy.

As developers of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline await a decision from the Obama Administration, landowners have a new plan to fight the project. A decision on the underground pipe, which would move oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast, could come as soon as the end of this year. Nowhere has the idea been more controversial than Nebraska, where farmers and ranchers fear it could damage land and water.

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David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio
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