Economy isn't slowing Apple's building plans

Apple (AAPL) isn't letting the recession slow its retail ambitions.

The company said Wednesday that it plans to remodel 100 of its stores this year, to make more room for customer training and displayed products. Additionally, it will open 25 new stores, including a fourth location in New York City, and new ones in Paris, Italy and Germany.

"We know that a lot of people are cutting back, but we're doing the opposite," says Ron Johnson, Apple's senior vice president of retail. "We're investing in the downturn."

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