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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 03/19/2012

Apple’s cash hoard: What would you have done with it?

On Monday Apple finally announced its plans for how it would start using its huge $98 billion cash hoard. The company said it will begin paying investors a quarterly dividend of $2.65 per share, and it will start a $10 billion share buyback program later this year. The two moves will total $45 billion over three years, The Post’s Cecilia Kang reports.

So, it looks like it’s tough luck for industry analysts who wanted the tech giant to use its money to buy a space station similar to Darth Vader’s Death Star or go into the perfume-making industry.

If you had $98 billion in your coffers, how would you spend it? Give us your idea – serious or not – in the comments, and vote for your favorite post by clicking on “Recommend.”

We asked Twitter users to share their $98 billion aspirations using the hashtag #98billion. Here are some of their responses:

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