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Wall St.'s Biggest Head-Scratchers

There was plenty of market news last week to stare blankly at, or scrunch up one's nose in disbelief at the sound of. Among the offending stories: HP's abrupt about-face on the TouchPad tablet; an unannounced rate hike from Redbox in Austin; wishful thinking from GameStop's CEO; and, of course, Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility.

Google Buys Motorola: Who Wins, Who Loses

Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility -- its largest acquisition ever -- paves the way for the search giant to enter the smartphone business directly. Here, we survey the likely outcomes of the deal, telling you who will benefit and who stands to lose.