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By Ian Simpson BALTIMORE (Reuters) - Seven Baltimore police officers were injured on Monday as rioters threw bricks and stones and burned patrol cars in violent protests after the funeral of a black man who died in police custody. The riots broke out just a few blocks from the site of the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in northwest Baltimore and then spread through other parts of the city, after local law enforcement warned of a threat by gangs. Television images showed looting and a mob of rioters jumping on the top of a police car, after teenaged crowds ignored calls to disperse and clashed with a line of hundreds of police. Gray's death reignited a public outcry over police treatment of African Americans that flared last year after the killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, Missouri, New York City and elsewhere.
(Reuters) - Apple Inc raised its dividend and boosted its share repurchase program by $50 billion as it reported a 27 percent rise in quarterly revenue on the back of surging iPhone sales. "A 60 million-plus iPhone number is a home run and will be cheered by the Street as this remains the bread and butter of Apple," said FBR Capital Markets analyst Daniel Ives. "The Street was looking for a $150 billion buyback, we would characterize a $200 billion buyback as exactly what the Street wanted as this has been a hot button issue." Apple increased its share repurchase authorization to $140 billion from $90 billion announced last year. On top of that, it raised its quarterly dividend 11 percent to 52 cents per share.