Speaking of Apple, Nick Wingfield of the New York Times reports the company — which has faced some criticism lately for its offshore business practices — is touting its role as an American job creator:

On Friday, the company published the results of a study it commissioned saying that it had “created or supported” 514,000 American jobs. The study is an effort to show that Apple’s benefit to the American job market goes far beyond the 47,000 people it directly employs here.