SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) By Benjamin Pimentel, MarketWatch–
Apple (AAPL) shed 3.2% to close at $583.98, as the Nasdaq Composite Index (RIXF) edged down by 0.7% to close at 3,046.
The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index (SOX) also was down a fraction.
Also in the red were shares of Netflix Inc. (NFLX), which lost 4.3% to close at $80.14.
Apple was highlighted in a lengthy report by the New York Times over the weekend, which took a look at the methods the company resorts to minimize its tax liability. The article noted these methods are used by many high-tech firms and companies in other industries…..