By Daniel Hunter
Apple has announced plans to raise $5bn (£3.3bn) by selling bonds.
The majority of the funds will be used for its share buyback scheme, which will help it to pay $130bn to shareholders by the end of 2015.
The move comes as a surprise to many, considering Apple's cash reserves of nearly $180bn. But it does hold $35bn worth of debt.
In April 2014 when it last ventured into the US bonds market, Apple raised $12bn. The tech giant raised $17bn in 2013.
Last week, the tech giant reported profits of $18bn, the highest ever quarterly profits for a public company.
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