By John Markoff, The New York Times
San Francisco—Signs of a consumer slowdown abound in the United States, but Apple customers appear not to have noticed.
Buoyed by unusually strong Macintosh sales, the company grew notably faster than the rest of the computer market worldwide in the first three months of the year. Revenue increased 43 percent from the same period a year ago, the company reported. Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, characterized the quarter as the strongest in Apple’s history....
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