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Apple’s market cap hits $262.88 billion

It's now worth what Microsoft was six months ago, while Microsoft falls further behind

Apple (aapl) has set four new record highs in past five trading days. It closed Wednesday at $287.75, pushing its market cap to $262.88 billion, widening the gap with Microsoft (MSFT, market cap: $212.96 billion) and closing in on America's most valuable company, Exxon Mobil (XOM, market cap: $312.89).

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