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HP Decides Not To Drop PC Unit

Hewlett-Packard, one of the globe’s largest technology companies, has reversed its plans to dump its personal computing division, according to The New York Times. HP had announced plans to sell the division in August, but the company has since seen substantial turmoil with the dismissal of chief executive officer Leo Apetheker and his replacement with […]

German Minister Suggests “Fiscal Union” for Europe

While Europe is still struggling to contain the dramatic debt crisis tearing through countries like Greece and Italy, one of the region’s top finance ministers told The Financial Times that the incident could represent an opportunity. Wolfgang Schäuble, the finance minister of Germany, Europe’s largest economy, told the news source that the ongoing crisis could […]

Yen Dives Then Recovers After Government Intervention

Currency markets saw a massive intervention from Japan on Monday as the country sought to help control the rapid rise of the yen, according to Reuters. The country sold roughly 7 trillion yen, worth around $89.9 billion as of Monday morning, as the Japanese government sought to contain the growing strength of its currency to […]

Greek Debt Deal Optimism Short-Lived

Despite the surge in the markets following approval of the Greek debt deal, optimism already appears to be waning. The Associated Press reports that the markets' quick recovery on Thursday rapidly faded on Friday as doubts reasserted themselves. In particular, many analysts pointed to concerns with the lack of details provided in the plan, in […]

Amazon Takes a Hit on Speculations of Loss, But Some See Long-Term Gain

Netflix has taken the greatest heat from the media recently for its repeated missteps, but it is not the only online service provider to suffer some abuse on the market. Bloomberg notes that Amazon fell more than 13 percent on the news that its investments into the Kindle Fire could lead the company to a […]

Netflix Undervalued After Recent Losses

Netflix has suffered a major loss to its stock prices in recent days with the announcement that it lost hundreds of thousands of customers last quarter, but ZDNet's David Hamilton suggests that Wall Street has actually underestimated the struggling company. Netflix's first major losses came with a bungled attempt to increase prices, but the biggest […]

Markets Jump After European Leaders Introduce Deal

Despite concerns that a deal would be forestalled by the absence of European finance ministers, the region's heads of state managed to negotiate the basis of an agreement that could begin to resolve the Greek debt crisis, according to Reuters. The deal would see private banks in the euro zone voluntarily accepting a 50 percent […]

U.S. Economy Sees Boost in Q3

The U.S. economy received some much needed good news on Thursday when the Department of Commerce released the nation's most recent data on the country's gross domestic product, according to CNN Money. Based on that broad measure, the country's economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.5 percent in the third quarter of the year, […]

Ford Falls As Japan Dominates Reliability Rankings

After a promising start to the year, the American automobile industry has taken another blow. The Detroit Free Press reports that American automakers fell sharply in the rankings of automaker reliability produced by the popular Consumer Reports magazine. Consumer Reports reliability reports incorporates survey data from 1.3 million subscribers to the magazine and its website. […]

Jobs Saw Android as “Stolen Product”

The conflict between Apple and Google over their respective smartphones has been illuminated somewhat by the recent biography of Steve Jobs, the late co-founder and CEO of Apple. MarketWatch reports that one section of Walter Isaacson's new biography, Steve Jobs, cited a meeting between Jobs and then Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Many assumed at the […]