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Bernie Sanders has a big problem with Apple’s $2.5 billion housing crisis fund


Bernie Sanders has a big problem with Apple's $2.5b housing crisis fund
Sanders thinks Apple helped create the problem it claims to be fighting.
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is less than impressed by Apple’s pledge of $2.5 billion to help support affordable housing in California.

Apple pledged the money Monday, saying it wants to be “part of the solution” when it comes to California’s sky-high housing prices. However, Sanders accuses Apple of “throwing pennies” at a crisis it “helped create.”

Apple volunteers donate more than $365 million to charitable causes


Apple volunteers teach coding at a disadvantaged high school in Ireland.
Apple volunteers teach coding at a disadvantaged high school in Ireland.
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To honor the life of service of Martin Luther King Jr., Apple is highlighting charitable contributions made by its employees.

Thanks to matching funds from the iPhone-maker’s Giving program, donations by employees in time and money have reached considerable sums.

Apple promises to donate to California fire relief efforts


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Winds are making California's wildfires impossible to contain.
Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr CC

Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed this morning that his company will donate to help relief efforts related to fires ravaging Northern and Southern California.

The town of Paradise, California, in NorCal was pretty much burned to the ground yesterday after the Camp Fire roared across Butte County, about 90 miles north of Sacramento. Fires are continuing to gain momentum, which could make the damage even more colossal than officials previously thought.