United Technologies' Big Split, Trump's Big Apple Threat, and Amazon's Big Day

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In the financial media, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) soak up a whole lot of bandwidth -- and that's natural, considering their sizes and leadership in their segments. And one this week had an upbeat reason for grabbing a piece of the limelight: Amazon's Cyber Monday was its biggest sales day ever. The other endured a bit of a bruising from President Trump, who has said he doesn't think he's likely to make a deal to end the rising trade war with China, and that its next phase could include 10% tariffs on Apple's devices.