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Why Hewlett-Packard Will Never Be Great Again

In the past two years, Hewlett-Packard's world has turned upside-down, thanks to CEO woes, costly acquisitions and a doomed attempt to revive webOS. All those problems cost the tech giant 58% of its market value. But as bad as things appear now, they can always get worse.

3 Hot Tech Trends to Watch -- and Invest In -- for 2012

If you think 2011 was a wild year for technology, just wait until you see what 2012 has in store for you. Here are three tech trends that will undoubtedly grow in relevance -- and investor profitability -- in the year ahead.

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?

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.

Hewlett-Packard to Launch Smartphone in 2011

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) will enter the smartphone market in early 2011 using the webOS software it acquired as part of its $1.2 billion purchase of Palm. "You will see us coming early next year with new phones," Senior Vice President Eric Cador said, according to Reuters.

Apple Keeps Rising on Bad News: Investors Beware?

Apple is the current standard bearer for innovation, a cultural phenomenon and, now, the biggest tech company in terms of market value. But paradoxically, Apple seems to be succeeding even as it faces an unprecedented series of missteps, snafus, setbacks and just plain bad luck.