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12 things you shouldn't buy in 2010

Who among us doesn't own a closet full of toys, tools, clothes and electronics that we just had to have, only to find after we made the purchase that...

Low Holiday Inventory Means IOUs Under the Tree

Shoppers looking to buy this season's most popular gifts may end up leaving stores with rain checks instead. Retailers were dead serious about cutting back on inventory to avoid markdowns.

Free Windows 7 upgrades could cost you

If you were one of the thousands of shoppers who purchased a new computer since June 26 and are expecting a free upgrade to Windows 7 you may find...

The price of your next PC: Free!

Here's another soon-to-be new twist on the Freemium model, where companies make money by giving things away. This time it's set to hit the high tech...

Intel's last hurrah?

Intel Corp. (INTC) sees reason for optimism in the quarter ahead even as storm clouds loom on the horizon. Speaking today at a company event, Chief...