Apple shares pie with minority-owned firms

When Apple sold $6.5 billion in bonds recently, the technology giant did something else behind the scenes that has created a buzz in Silicon Valley:

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Dexter and Djenane Bartholomew own seven Golden Corral franchises, with five in Kentucky and two in New Jersey. The couple has been married for 17 years and sponsors several community youth organizations at their home in New Jersey. Djenane, who is a registered nurse, also volunteers at a mobile clinic each year on a trip to her native Haiti.

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By Djenane Bartholomew Guest Writer Every day my husband and I make decisions that affect the lives of 450 people and their families. It’s a

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