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(Reuters) – Sears Holdings Corp (SHLDQ.PK) Chairman Eddie Lampert’s hedge fund and Cyrus Capital Partners LP are preparing a potential takeover bid to keep the bankrupt retailer running, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. The prospective suitors may offer to swap debt they hold for ownership of the stores in a so-called credit bid, the report said, citing people familiar with the matter. A Sears spokesperson and Lampert’s ESL Investments declined to comment on the matter. Cyrus did not comment on the subject vintage cufflinks and studs uk sale.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) stock market value surpassed Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O), pulling ahead by as much as $3 billion on Wednesday as the Windows software maker benefited from optimism about demand for cloud computing services. Shares of Microsoft jumped 3 percent, pushing its market capitalization up to $848 billion vintage cufflinks and studs uk sale. With the broad market rebounding from a recent slump, Apple also rose, but less than Microsoft. Its 2.17 percent increase put Apple’s market capitalization at $845 billion, just four months after the iPhone maker breached the $1 trillion mark for the first time..
Microsoft and Apple briefly traded at about the same level after the bell on Monday, but Microsoft’s intraday lead over Apple on Wednesday was more substantial vintage cufflinks and studs uk sale. Both companies’ market capitalizations were calculated using outstanding shares reported in their most recent 10-Q filings. (Graphic: Microsoft chases Apple – tmsnrt.rs/2Rq2U0J). Apple’s market capitalization overtook Microsoft’s in 2010 as the Windows seller struggled with slow demand for personal computers, due in part to the explosion of smartphones driven by Apple’s iPhone..
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