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Shares of Apple Inc. (Nadsaq: AAPL) were flat on news that the company plans to hold a special event on October 16 in Cupertino, Calif. According to reports, the company plans to unveil updates to its line of Macintosh computers and new iPad models. But the bigger company news came yesterday after activist investor Carl Icahn sent out a tweet suggesting he has prepared to send an open letter to Apple's CEO Tim Cook on Thursday. Some are speculating that Icahn could be pushing yet again for the company to raise its stock buyback and dividend.