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4 Former Growth Giants That Have Turned Into Stock Bargains

Recently, the line between growth stocks and value stocks has gotten a lot blurrier. Many well-known companies that were high-growth for years now find themselves viewed as top picks by value-oriented investors. Let's take a look at four of them.

New Details in Hewlett-Packard Pretexting Case

In 2006, tech giant Hewlett-Packard grabbed headlines as it found itself immersed in the middle of a stunning pretexting scandal that would force high-profile resignations, lead to public distrust and plenty of legal action. Since then, the case seemed to have died down. But not so fast ...

Ken Olsen Remembered: Lessons of a Great American Entrepreneur

Ken Olsen, the MIT-educated inventor who founded DEC in the 1950s and built it into multi-billion dollar company, died on Sunday. In addition to inventing the minicomputer, Olsen was a pioneer as a manager. But perhaps the most valuable lesson his life can teach regards his one business blind spot.

Intel Chip Flaw Delays HP and Dell Computers

Two days after Intel halted shipments of its 6 Series chipset, announcing it had found a flaw in the design, HP and Dell have warned that some of their new computers include the chips. Samsung also began offering refunds on PCs with the Intel chip Tuesday.

Intel Signs Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am to Boost Creativity

The world's largest chipmaker is looking to promote its technology products through a new association with the seven-time Grammy Award winner. Says will.i.am: "When I see an Intel chip, I think of all the creative minds involved that help to amplify my own creativity."

HP to Launch Investigation into Hurd's Departure

Hewlett-Packard is planning an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the forced resignation of CEO Mark Hurd last year and the compensation package he received. A shareholder lawsuit claims HP's directors wasted company money by awarding Hurd as much as $53 million in severance.

Investors Boo Dell's Bid for Compellent

Under the agreement, Dell will pay Compellent investors $27.75 a share in cash. Problem is those investors had bid up the stock to above $34 in anticipation of a much a better offer. If they ultimately reject Dell's deal, it'll be another black eye for the computing giant.

Hewlett-Packard Launches iPad Rival Slate

Hewlett-Packard Corp. on Friday began selling its own tablet-style personal computer, marking the computer-making giant's entry into a rapidly-growing market dominated by Apple Inc.'s iPad.

Hewlett-Packard to Launch Smartphone in 2011

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) will enter the smartphone market in early 2011 using the webOS software it acquired as part of its $1.2 billion purchase of Palm. "You will see us coming early next year with new phones," Senior Vice President Eric Cador said, according to Reuters.

HP Forecasts a Healthy 2011; No Hints on New CEO

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) forecast healthy growth in earnings and sales for fiscal 2011, as the company expands into consulting and computer security services. The company gave no hints as to who its new CEO may be, almost two months after Mark Hurd stepped down following allegations of abusing his expense account.

Avis Raises Its Bid for Dollar: Do 'Jumpers' Have an M&A Edge?

Avis Budget has increased its offer for Dollar Thrifty, firing the latest salvo in its bidding war for Dollar with archrival Hertz. It's a familiar pattern in the world of mergers and acquisitions, and the data shows that interlopers like Avis often a better chance of taking home the prize.

HP Settles Suit Over Mark Hurd's New Job at Oracle

Well, that was fast. Hewlett-Packard has settled the lawsuit it filed against its former CEO Mark Hurd, who joined rival Oracle in early September after he was forced out of HP amid a sexual harassment probe.

Eight Boneheaded Blunders by America's Biggest CEOs

The CEOs of America's largest companies are often coached by a team of public relations professionals, but every once in awhile an executive goes rogue. Here are some of the biggest verbal blunders made by well-known chief executives.