Apple just became the first US-listed company to reach a $2 trillion market capitalization. Apple shares rose 1.2% to an all-time high of $467.84 per share on Wednesday to reach the $2-trillion milestone. Oil giant Saudi Aramco is the only other publicly listed company to ever hit a $2 trillion market value. Apple recently announced its fifth stock split in an effort to appeal to a broader base of investors. Business Insider reports Apple is set to enact a 4-for-1 split of its shares next Monday.
On Thursday, Apple released a blockbuster earnings report. On Friday, Apple shares surged as much as 7%. Apple's market capitalization briefly overtook Saudi Aramco's on Friday, dethroning the oil giant as the most valuable company in the world. Apple's market value at $1.762 trillion. Apple's recent tear has sent shares up roughly 39% year-to-date. The company also on Thursday announced a 4-1 stock split, which it said would help it appeal to a broader range of investors.
At the center of Yemen's capital Sanaa, a city battered by years of war and months of pandemic, a row of young girls in red, white and black white uniforms pummel punching bags and practice self defense.
Across Yemen, health, sanitation and nutrition services that keep millions from starvation and disease are gradually closing amid an acute funding shortage to deal with the world's largest humanitarian crisis. Joe Davies reports.