At The Motley Fool, we know our readers like to be informed. Here's a quick look at today's most relevant financial news, boiled down to what you need to know. In today's video, we cover the following:

  • Ford (NYSE: F) to pay a quarterly dividend for the first time in five years.
  • Toyota (NYSE: TM) cuts its profit outlook for the year and could lose the top spot in vehicle sales to General Motors (NYSE: GM). Toyota could also end up behind Nissan (OTC: NSANY) in terms of profitability.
  • Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) loses its patent war with Samsung, after a court ruling in Australia.

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