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Reportings: Apple and America; Friday's jobs report; Ben Stiller's compound

Ben Stiller owns as compound — yes, a compound — and he isn't afraid to sell some of it for $7.3 million.
Ben Stiller owns as compound — yes, a compound — and he isn't afraid to sell some of it for $7.3 million. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Apple can't save America: "[E]ven if Apple remains as successful as it has been under Mr. Jobs, that success long ago decoupled from that of the broader economy. (The Economist)

 

Tomorrow's jobs numbers from the BLS are making everyone nervous. The Wall Street Journal surveys forecasts and finds that everyone predicts less than 100,000 total jobs added in September. But BNP Paribas expects another month of net zero jobs growth, leading the unemployment rate to rise to 9.2%. (WSJ)

 

Ben Stiller has sold part of his $12 million Hollywood compound. The take? $7.3 million. So does this mean that Stiller has a lot less compound? And more importantly: Ben Stiller owns a compound?! (LAT)

 

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Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment

 

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