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Stocks are winding up for a higher open as traders focus on the Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's Jackson Hole address and President Bush's expected subprime rescue plan for defaulting homeowners. Bernanke's 10 a.m. speech has been the buzz of global markets for more than a week and it is being watched carefully for any clues on how the Fed might react...
It's been a rough year for Dell, characterized by a particularly rough quarter that saw the company try to put deep financial shenanigans behind it: the pay-out of a $40-million-plus severance package for fired CEO Kevin Rollins, trying to deal with a restructuring that cost the company 8,000 jobs, continued loss of market share to rival Hewlett-Packard and shipment problems that hurt its most recent product introductions.
Shares of Apple rose sharply after the company said it will hold a product launch next week, prompting speculation that a new line of iPods will be unveiled.
It's the kind of blowout quarter weary tech investors were hoping for. Just about everyone suspected that HP would beat estimates, thanks to ongoing momentum in the personal computer industry, as well as falling component prices, especially memory chips like DRAMs which have seen a 40% decline in some sectors.
Computer and printer company Hewlett-Packard said Monday it will buy data center automation software company Opsware in a tender offer for about $1.6 billion, or $14.25 per share in cash.