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Jones Villalta Opportunity Fund Likes Financials, Tech Stocks

Where are the best deep-value investment opportunities? Where there is the most pessimism, of course. In this short video, fund manager Tom Villata talks about where he sees the greatest opportunities among blue-chip tech stocks and financials.

Short Sellers Increase Bets Against Big Tech

Are traders expecting a sell-off in big tech? Short sellers have increased their gambles against big-tech shares in the period that ended Nov. 30, with shares sold sold short in Intel rising 81%.

Walmart Sex Bias Case Takes Detour to Supreme Court

On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to decide whether all the female employees who claim Walmart discriminated against them can sue the world's largest retailer as a class, and if they can, whether they can sue for back pay or only for judicial orders to force it to change its behavior.

Nine Surprising Total-Return Plays in Technology

Something unusual is happening in the ever-exciting world of technology: The glamorous high techs that elicited immense awe as global growth leaders are now in the new proletariat class of attractive dividend plays. Here are nine dividend paying high techs.

In a First, Intel Agrees to a Chip Deal With Achronix

Intel has struck a deal with Achronix Semiconductor to manufacture chips for the boutique player using its latest high-tech manufacturing production line, the companies announced Monday. This is the first time Intel has agreed to such an arrangement.

Why Earnings Are Booming Amid a Tepid U.S. Economy

The "new normal" coined by Pimco posited a long era of diminished earnings and stock prices as overleveraged consumers and companies cut back spending. But it's not playing out that way. It seems Corporate America is growing less and less dependent on America.

Intel Unveils an $8 Billion Plant-Building and Hiring Plan

Building a new chipmaking plant and upgrading four others will result in thousands of construction and high-tech jobs, the world's leading supplier of microprocessors said today. It's a strong statement from a company that has been critical of Washington's business policies.

PC Shipments Slow in Q3

Shipments of personal computers missed forecasts in the third quarter, increasing by 7.6% rather than the 12.7% industry analysts had expected to see.

Sony's Google TV Set Coming Saturday

Sony's lineup of sleek televisions boasting Google's Web-surfing system will go on sale online Saturday and will hit Best Buy shelves early next week. The company unveiled the high-definition LCD sets Tuesday evening, with recommended retail prices from $600 to $1,400.

Intel Earnings Top Estimates, Outlook Is Solid

Intel, the world's largest microchip maker, reported better than expected results Tuesday, setting a positive tone for a spate of tech companies set to report earnings in the next few weeks.

Putting Energy-Hog Buildings on a Strict Diet

Cutting energy use inside buildings -- both commercial and residential -- has become a hot market for a growing number of technology companies, from giants such as General Electric and Intel to Silicon Valley startups. And the federal government is an eager booster.

Semiconductor Sales Growth Slower Than Expected

Global semiconductor revenue growth this year will be slower than previously expected, as weaker-than-expected demand for personal computers and other consumer-electronic devices will cause inventory to pile up, iSuppli said in a statement today.

Big Tech's Buying Binge: Who Will Be Acquired Next?

IBM, Oracle, Hewlett Packard and Intel have been on a buying spree of late, and it's virtually guaranteed that they'll be purchasing more companies over the next several months. But which companies will they target next? Here are eight strong possibilities you might want to buy into.

Smartphone of the Future Will Read Your Moods, Intel Says

The smartphone of the future will be able to react to your moods, Intel Chief Technology officer Justin Rattner predicts. The phone of the future could use microphones, cameras and heart monitors to measure their user%u2019s moods and offer advice, Rattner said at a conference in San Francisco, Reuters reported.

Intel and HP Downgraded on Weak Demand

Shares of computer makers Intel Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. were downgraded by UBS amid concerns that weak demand will force the companies to dramatically cut prices.

Samsung Considering Android-Based TV

TV titan Samsung is kicking around the notion of using Google's Android operating system in its television sets. Will this better enable it to keep up with Apple, which is launching its Apple TV set-top device later this month?

Wall Street to Obama: The Love Affair Is Over

orporate profits are booming again but President Obama's popularity is sinking fast, even among his former supporters on Wall Street and in big business. The shift in sentiment could have an impact on the markets.