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Johnson & Johnson Wins Big Court Battle

J.C. Penney today opens its first store-within-the-store boutiques. They'll offer home goods from designers such as Michael Graves, Jonathan Adler and Sir Terence Conran.

How to Pick the Best Stocks: CEO Candor Predicts Performance

When smart investors consider a stock, they look at profit margins, revenue growth, and a raft of ratios to decide if it's a good buy. But beyond those measurements, here's a subtle and simple guideline that can give you real insight about a company's prospects: How honest is its management?

Kiss Your PC Goodbye

Your desktop -- and maybe even the shiny new laptop that you bought a few months ago -- are dinosaurs. The "good enough" computing revolution that has nudged consumers-on-the-go toward smartphones and tablets is taking its toll on the box business.

Are PCs Going Extinct?

PC makers better learn to think outside of the box: Computer sales continue to slip as companies cautiously watch their spending and consumers flock to tablets and smartphones for their basic computing needs.

Hot Sales: Your July Fourth Savings Cheat Sheet

For those of you who want to celebrate the Fourth of July with some retail therapy, DailyFinance has the low-down on where to find the hottest Independence Day Sale deals. But act fast: Once the last firework pops, many of these bargains will fade away.

Microsoft Becomes Most Interesting Stock in the World

Microsoft's Windows 8, with its Metro user interface, is designed to work on PCs, tablets, phones, and even game machines. Win or lose, it's the biggest rollout Microsoft has had since Windows 3.0 more than 20 years ago, and an entire industry is on the line.

Why BlackBerry Maker RIM Will Never Be Great Again

It has been a horrible year for Research In Motion, and things may not be getting any better for the BlackBerry maker come 2012. Despite all of the buyout speculation, RIM's stock has been a disaster. In fact, it's a foregone conclusion that RIM is toast.

How to Give Greener Electronic Gifts This Season

If you want to give your loved ones environmental peace and joy, you might want to hold off on buying them the latest hot gadgets as gifts. E-waste is a dirty problem that lingers far beyond the time when Christmas present becomes Christmas past.

China's New Supercomputer Means Business

China's race to space is the science and technology story grabbing the headlines these days. But it's China's down-to-earth move into semiconductor country that should worry investors most.

Is Apple Stock Still a Buy at Today's Prices?

No one likes being late to a party, especially one where the first ones there get the best party favors. The Apple party started long ago, and it's stock has crushed that of its rivals over the past decade -- but does that mean it's too late to join the festivities?

HP Says It Won't Spin Off Personal Computer Unit

Hewlett-Packard says it has decided against spinning off or selling its Personal Systems Group unit. The PC manufacturer said Thursday that it reached its decision after evaluating the strategic, financial and operational impact of spinning off the business unit.

Meg Whitman Joins the $1 CEO Club

Meg Whitman, Hewlett-Packard's new CEO, will be paid $1 a year, joining a string of other high-profile CEOs that are earning a buck, plus other incentives.

The Most Powerful Women in Business

From PepsiCo to Avon to Xerox, these women are responsible for some of the biggest companies and brands that consumers touch and feel everyday. And this year, there's a new No. 1 on Fortune's list of the most powerful women.

What Was Wall Street Thinking Last Week?

Why was Netflix appealing for help with lobbying Congress to its alienated users? Why did Carmax report lower-than-expected results when its business model is made for hard times? Why were sick people and dead fish turning up around a JinkoSolar plant in China? And why is HP laying off hundreds of employees if it wants to find a buyer for Palm?

Will Apple Stock Rise 20% Past Its High ... or 60%?

Apple shares are trading near their all-time high of $422.86, but most analysts expect them to go much higher. Forty-six analysts tracked by Thomson/First Call have a median price target of $500 -- an approximately 20% rise -- and the most optimistic among them forecasts the stock will hit $666 -- about 60% higher than it trades now.

4 Big Firms, 4 Big Surprises: JTH, HP, Starz and ATT

The parent company of Liberty Tax picked an awful time to announce its IPO, a day after rival H&R Block announced weak quarterly returns. But JTH Holdings' taxing dilemma wasn't last week's only head-scratching news. Here are some of the week's other biggest surprises, blunders, and just flat out boneheaded maneuvers.

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 ...

Kodak: Not Picture-Perfect for Retirees

For investors who plan on retiring soon, Kodak may not be an ideal bet. With declines in the film-based photography market and questionable moves into digital, the photography giant faces tough times ahead.

Libya Hits Stocks and Oil Prices for a Second Day

Stocks fell for a second straight day Wednesday and oil prices briefly crossed the $100-a-barrel mark after violence escalated in Libya and tech bellwether Hewlett-Packard delivered a disappointing outlook. The Dow lost 0.9%, the S&P 500 fell 0.6%, and the Nasdaq declined 1.2%.

Wall Street Is Bracing
for a Rocky Week

Deadly clashes in Libya sent shockwaves through various markets yesterday, setting the stage for more turbulence in the sessions ahead. Gold and oil have already spiked higher on world markets, and U.S. investors will also see some big earnings and economic reports.