Jones Villalta Opportunity Fund Likes Financials, Tech Stocks

Where are the best deep-value investment opportunities? Where there is the most pessimism, of course. In this short video, fund manager Tom Villata talks about where he sees the greatest opportunities among blue-chip tech stocks and financials.

HP Close to Appointing New CEO

Hewlett-Packard will probably have a new CEO in under a week. The candidate will likely come from inside the company, which would almost certainly allow the board of directors to speed through the process.

Cisco, Westcon to Pay $48 Million for Cheating U.S.

Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Westcon Group North America agreed to pay $48 million to settle charges they paid kickbacks and referral fees to win government business, and then recouped those costs and more by overcharging the government for their services.

Can Dell Buy Its Way Out of Trouble?

Dell's earnings topped Wall Street expectations, but with shares down some 16% year-to-date, the computer company is still struggling. Should it use its $11 billion in cash to buy itself out of trouble?

EMC Enters 'Big Data' with Greenplum Acquisition

Data-storage company EMC is buying Greenplum, a California-based startup with a next-generation data-warehousing and analytics technology and customers like Nasdaq, Skype, T-Mobile and Fox Interactive Media.

IBM Locks Up a Deal for IT Security Firm BigFix

IBM's software company shopping spree continued this week with a deal to purchase BigFix, a top player in the red-hot IT security market. While the deal terms were not disclosed, the rumor is that the price tag for the privately held firm came to $400 million or so.