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The Backlash Against Sheryl Sandberg Is Already Starting

Although Sheryl Sandberg's manifesto, Lean In, was just published Monday, it already is generating a torrent of debate -- much of it among female professionals who complain they feel left out of Sandberg's vision of success in the corporate world.

In Silicon Valley, the 'Recovery' Has Left Many in the Dust

The Silicon Valley is adding jobs faster than it has in more than a decade. Stocks and fortunes are soaring. But bleaker records are also being set: Food stamp participation just hit a 10-year high and homelessness rose 20 percent in two years. Simply put, while the ultra-rich are getting even richer, record numbers of Silicon Valley residents are slipping into poverty.

Apple's Scary Stock Ride: Why the 'Jockey' Really Matters

Apple has been one of the world's most innovative companies, revolutionizing our lives -- and charging a premium to do it. Now, its stock has been on a six-month downward run, and understanding the real reason why might help guide your other investment choices.

Apple Hits a Low as Market Asks: Where's the 'Wow'?

Shares of Apple tumbled Thursday after it posted disappointing quarterly results, hitting lows last seen in January 2012. Yes, Apple's still selling a ton of iPhones and iPads, but it's just not making as much on them as it used to.

Apple TV Comes a Step Closer to Home Entertainment Reality

Apple is testing smart TV designs with major Asian component suppliers, The Wall Street Journal reports. And executives at some suppliers for the world's most valuable tech company are confirming that designs for a large-screen high-def television are in the works.

Apple CEO Tim Cook: We'll Make Macs in America

Apple CEO Tim Cook opened up to Bloomberg Businessweek about some of the hot button issues facing his company. The man who succeeded Steve Jobs dishes on Maps, executive changes, overall management style, and making Macs in the U.S.A.

How Patent Madness Is Killing Innovation and Costing Us Billions

Big creative companies like Apple are taking out patents on everything they can think of -- lest they develop an idea only to discover someone else claimed it first. That may sound sensible on the surface -- but the rules of the patent game are actually doing more harm than good.

Steve Jobs's High School Girlfriend to Tell All in New Book

Steve Jobs's high school girlfriend, and the mother of his first child, is looking to monetize her association with the late technology icon. And judging by what's already known about their on-and-off romance, she should have much of interest to recount.

Original Apple I Computer Goes on the Block at Christie's

An original Apple I -- the first computer developed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak -- will go under the hammer at Christie's of London, where it's expected to fetch up to $127,000. That's about 190 times the original price -- $666.66

Apple and the Burden of Being a Behemoth

In the annals of meaningless milestones, Apple's latest achievement -- surpassing Microsoft, circa 1999, as the largest U.S. company ever -- is right up there. I mean, how high is up? How big is BIG? What does Apple win, Johnny!?

Watch Out, Apple: The Kindle Fire Is Getting Bigger

Size isn't everything when it comes to tablets, but Amazon.com is apparently hoping to make that point moot. DigiTimes is reporting Amazon plans to supersize its Kindle Fire soon with a 10.1-inch screen -- bigger than the iPad.

My Doomed Romance with T-Mobile

I thought I was long past the time when breakups were a concern. Then my heart was torn to pieces by the cell provider I'd come to love.

Americans Love to Hate These Professions -- and No Wonder

Congressmen, lobbyists, and car salesmen have some of the worst reputations for honesty and ethics, as do business execs, stock brokers and real estate agents. And there's a reason why: The rules of their games are stacked against good behavior.

Apple Manufacturer Foxconn Is Under Fire Again

Foxconn, the Chinese manufacturer that probably assembled your new iPad, is on the hot seat again this week, reviving discussions about evils of offshoring. But if you think money is the only reason why Apple doesn't make its gadgets closer to home, you're missing the bigger picture.

Would You Pay $1,499 for an Apple Television?

A Best Buy online survey is asking participants how they would feel about a 42-inch HDTV from Apple. The specs it describes are impressive. But at $1,499, Apple's plan to revolutionize the way we watch TV could be priced out of the market.

Mark Zuckerberg's 6 Secrets for Success Revealed

Facebook's initial public offering has focused yet another spotlight on its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. But beyond the IPO hoopla, there's another, quieter story to be found in the wunderkind CEO -- the lessons that can be gleaned from his life.

How J.C. Penney Just Might Transform the Way We Shop

New CEO Ron Johnson's plan to revamp J.C. Penney is seriously ambitious. No more coupons, almost no more sales, and a complete rethink of the department store model. So why does think he can pull it off -- and with a chain that has lagged its rivals? Because maybe he can. Here's why:

An Apple Stock Dividend in 2012? Keep Dreaming

Apple investors should be some of the happiest folks on Wall Street, and for the most part, they are -- except when it comes to dividends. Here%u2019s why shareholders still are unlikely to get any of Apple's ever-growing cash hoard.