Microsoft, Apple and Alphabet are sitting on more than $100 billion


American companies are sitting on piles of cash, frustrating investors and leading some on Wall Street to wonder why they aren’t spending.

Microsoft currently has the largest cash pile at $136.6 billion as of last quarter, according to estimates from FactSet. Berkshire Hathaway, Alphabet and Apple occupy the other top spots, with $128.2 billion, $121.2 billion, and $100.6 billion, respectively.

Facebook, Amazon, Ford, Oracle, Cisco and Bristol-Myers round out the rest of the top 10 list. These figures include the company’s cash balance as well as its short-term investments such as bonds.

Companies can spend through traditional means like capital investment and acquisitions, as well as by…


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