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Google's Odd Move into Touchscreens

What does Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) hope to attain by launching its own touchscreen laptop - the Chromebook Pixel? Does it believe the new machine's...

HP Soars as PC World Implodes

Wall St. must see something in Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) that has been missing for years. HP shares have risen 30% over the past three months,...

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.

How HP Plans to Ruin Investor Returns, Again

The policies of departed Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) CEO Leo Apotheker helped cost investors $50 billion in market value as the tech company's stock dropped from a 52-week high of $49.49 to its current price of $23.19. Now, the board wants to create a plan that could well keep the price of the stock low for some time.

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.

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 ...

Reports of the PC's Death Greatly Exaggerated

Personal computer sales fell 1.1% in the first quarter compared to the same period in 2010, according to industry research firm Gartner, but while its report lists a few possible reasons for the decline, none are compelling, and the drop is unlikely to presage a serious decline in PC sales.

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.

Stocks Rally to Ring in the First Session of 2011

Wall Street started the new year with a robust rally, helped by encouraging corporate and economic news that pushed the broad market to a 28-month high. The S&P 500 has now reclaimed nearly 90% of its losses from the bear-market bottom of March 2009.

A Short but Busy Week Could Mean More Volatility

Investors may be most thankful that this week will be short. The market is closed for Thanksgiving and will log just a half-day on Black Friday, but from today through Wednesday, traders will contend with a heavy slate of economic data and earnings news.