We like to stay on top of the news. Here are some of the investing and stock market news articles we read this week. If you read something interesting too, share it! Email me at ariel@ibillionaire.com

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  • Facebook says WhatsApp will start making money next year. The $19 billion purchase from 2014 had not materially made money for Facebook until Wednesday. The company is now charging about 100 large companies to send messages to users. And it will do what the WhatsApp co-founders (who have both left the company as of this year) had long resisted: sell targeted ads to WhatsApp users via its Status feature.

 

 

 

  • Apple is now a $1 trillion companyApple has become the first US company with a market value of over $1 trillion. This follows a jump in its stock after reporting strong Q3 earnings that saw the iPhone maker surpass both its own projections and analysts’ estimates, while also making a strong forecast for its upcoming Q4 earnings.