Top 10 News for 8/18 - 8/22: Apple Back to Record Highs; Ballmer Bids Microsoft 'Adieu'; Dollar Store M&A Saga Continues

1. Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock hit and crossed above the $100 level this week following its seven-for-one split, which took place earlier in the summer. When taking into consideration dividend payments made over the last year, shares reached a new, all-time high at $101.09 Thursday, which is a pre-split, pre-dividend level of $707.63. Apple's prior unadjusted all-time high was $705.07, which was reached in September 2012.

2. Monday, Dollar General (NYSE: DG) announced it has made a proposal to acquire Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO) for $78.50 per share in cash, in a transaction

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