The following video is part of this week's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, along with Charly Travers and Joe Magyer, discuss the latest business news. While Apple's announcement that it will begin paying a quarterly dividend grabbed most of the headlines, the company also announced a plan to spend $10 billion on share buybacks. In this segment, the guys analyze both announcements and discuss their concern that the buyback plan may have Apple repeating a mistake that Microsoft and other tech giants have already made.
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