Call it a power dinner Friday night.
President Donald Trump announced via Twitter Friday night that he would have Apple CEO Tim Cook over for dinner, noting that the company "will spend huge sums in the United States Great!"
The dinner comes on the heels of a stormy week for China, which produces products such as the iPhone for the tech giant. The Wall Street Journal reported in June that Apple was planning to move production of the Mac Pro computer to the red giant.
On Thursday, Apple reported contributions to the economy, noting that it employs around 2.4 million people across the United States. the number is now four times greater than just four years ago.
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- 90,000 direct Apple employees
- 450,000 jobs with US base supplier providers
The company said it was on track for to create an additional 20,000 jobs by 2023.
Apple recently saw a quarterly revenue decline, reporting a 6.6 percent decline from the previous report. However, the stock has managed to remain strong given the recent market fluctuation and spectrum of trade with China. For the year, the stock is up 30.9 percent, and only four of 41 analysts have sales on the company. In addition, Apple still has the most money available compared to all other companies in the United States.
In May, Cook informed investors that Apple is buying a company in a few weeks. In one of the major purchases, the company bought Intel's smartphone modem business for $ 1 billion.
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