PRESS DIGEST- New York Times business news - Jan 30
Jan 30 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
* With the latest earnings reports from Microsoft Corp and Apple Inc, the once-unthinkable became reality: Apple's market capitalization hit $683 billion, more than double Microsoft's $338 billion. (nyti.ms/15ZuZD9)
* Some cardiologists are reaping huge reimbursements for operating to relieve blockages in peripheral veins and arteries, a treatment many may not need. (nyti.ms/1yHLuuo)
* Because Venezuela is so dependent on oil sales to buy imports of food, medicine and many other basics, the drop in oil prices means that there is even less hard currency to buy what the country needs. (nyti.ms/1wGyBjs)
* Shake Shack Inc, a burger-and-crinkle-fries empire with outposts in London, Dubai, Istanbul and Las Vegas, will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, with a valuation of about $745 million, and will increase restaurateur Danny Meyer's net worth by about $155 million. (nyti.ms/1tBEqDS) Continuación...