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Digging Into the U.S. Budget: What We Spend, and How

Getting even a tentative handle on the multi-trillion dollar federal budget is no easy matter. Still, as the debate surrounding U.S. spending, taxes and the looming debt ceiling continues, it's worth asking: Exactly how does America spend all that cash, and what do the choices being debated really mean?

Six Stocks to Buy for Real Revenue Growth in 2011

The path to profits for most of Corporate America lately has been cutting costs rather than raising revenue. But a careful look reveals a few companies that are poised to deliver real revenue growth. We've found six with a plus: Their stocks look like bargains.

Gyroscope Chip-Maker InvenSense Goes for an IPO

The cool technology that allows your iPhone or Wii controller to sense how you're moving it is a gyroscopic chip, and as the market for such motion-controlled devices grows, so do the prospects of gyroscopic chip makers like InvenSense, which just announced plans for an IPO.

AMD Posts a Profit, Boosted by Intel Payment

Advanced Micro Devices posted its first quarterly profit in three years. But the world's No. 2 maker of microprocessors said it would have lost money were it not for the payment it received from Intel to squash a long-running antitrust battle.

Smartphones Lure Intel into Mobile Market

There's been a lot of fuss at the Las Vegas electronics show over tablets and 3-D TVs, but Intel's new platform for mobile devices is a big deal. Long the leader in computer chips, Intel sees a market for its chips in mobile devices with the blurring of boundaries between computers and smartphones.

Wireless Watch: Expect a Rebound in 2010

After a year in which the cell phone industry was happy with flat numbers, 2010 should see growth for an array of reasons, from next-gen handsets and 4G networks to mobile video and a game-changing entry from Google.

The FTC Plays Legal Hardball with Intel

The FTC filed a major lawsuit against Intel on Wednesday, dumping a massive lump of coal in the giant chipmaker's. The suit accuses the company of trying to "stifle competition and strengthen its monopoly," and comes just one month after Intel's $1.25 billion settlement with AMD, its main rival.