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  • Recession-Proof Industries Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

  • IPad Accessory Makers Worry About Compatibility Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 10:12 AM ET

    The $2.3 billion market for iPad and iPhone accessories is so robust that about 90% of owners buy at least one add-on for their device, says Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray. Selling an accessory "is really a quick way to get rich for a lot of people," he adds.

  • Iconic Brands That Disappeared Friday, 2 Mar 2012 | 11:34 AM ET
    "Work Hard. Fly Right" was the motto of Continental Airlines. However, as of Saturday morning, all Continental flights fly the friendly skies as United Airlines flights instead, per the companies' 2010 merger agreement.Even the most iconic brand can plunge into extinction, and when it does, it can be years before the buying public realizes that it's gone. Many people are still not aware that they can no longer fill it to the rim with Brim, or that the streets are no longer paved with bargains at

    Even the most iconic brand can plunge into extinction, and it can be years before the buying public realizes that it's gone. Read ahead to see some iconic brands that have disappeared since their glory days.

  • Dell Is Targeting Firms Seeking Flexibility: CEO Monday, 27 Feb 2012 | 1:26 PM ET

    Dell is targeting companies of all sizes that want to take advantage of new technology quickly and seek flexibility in how they use it, CEO Michael Dell told CNBC Monday.

  • Taiwan's Acer Sues Former CEO Over Move to Lenovo Wednesday, 8 Feb 2012 | 9:01 PM ET

    Taiwan computer maker Acer has sued its former chief executive, Gianfranco Lanci, saying he breached a non-compete clause in an agreement covering his departure from the company in 2011.

  • Apple Nears All-Time High     Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 5:10 PM ET

    Brian Marshall, ISI Group, discusses the surge in Apple shares, ahead of its "education" event, and the launch of the iPad 3.

  • Today in Tech: Trouble Brews In PC Market     Tuesday, 13 Dec 2011 | 12:00 PM ET

    New signs of trouble for the PC market, a new boss for Microsoft's phone division, and new signs that the first half of 2012 may be tough for tech, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • HP Smacks Down Printer Fire Report Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 5:49 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard has refuted what it called "sensational and inaccurate reporting" suggesting hackers could use a newly discovered security vulnerability to spark a fire in some HP LaserJet printers.

  • The Cost of Porn in the Workplace Monday, 7 Nov 2011 | 11:12 AM ET
    Breaking the Cycle

    "Statistics from Nielsen Online show that at least twenty-five percent of the seemingly hard-working people hunched over computers in their cubicles are actually looking at porn," and as this author writes, if you're one of them, you're probably losing a lot of money.

  • HP Keeps Its Computers     Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 4:37 PM ET

    Hewlett-Packard has been on a wild ride since news went public that former CEO Leo Apotheker was considering spinning off the PC business. The stock immediately fell and the company killed its tablet. Discussing the impact of these changes and what is next for HP, with Todd Bradley, Hewlett-Packard executive vice president of personal systems group.

  • Is Dell Going After the Apple User?     Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 1:45 PM ET

    Steve Felice, Dell president, discusses the Dell XPS line, and whether Dell is going after Apple customers with this new, thinner and lighter laptop.

  • HP Has Strong Team, Needs Cogent Strategy: Fiorina Tuesday, 27 Sep 2011 | 1:21 PM ET

    Meg Whitman and Ray Lane make a "very strong team" at Hewlett-Packard, but what the computer company needs is a "cogent strategy that is clearly communicated, that is executed well over time, and that the board is going to support," former HP CEO Carly Fiorina told CNBC.

  • JPM: First iPad Cuts Coming Along     Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 12:33 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on Apple cutting orders to its Asian suppliers and how to trade it.

  • With Departure of Jobs, Will Apple Warm to Deal-Making? Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
    Steve Jobs

    The visionary behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad was considered a  brilliant but ruthlessly efficient manager, but Steve Jobs was never a force for deal making,  The New York Times reports.

  • China Overtakes US in PC Shipments Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 9:28 PM ET
    Teenagers surround a computer screen at the ChinaJoy Expo, also known as the China Digital Entertainment Expo and Conference, in Shanghai, China.

    China has reached yet another milestone in its rise as a consumer of technology by becoming the biggest market for personal computers.  The New York Times reports. 

  • Why Oracle Shoud Not Buy HP     Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 4:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt with five reasons Oracle should stay away from Hewlett-Packard.

  • The White House's chief information officer is working to shrink the federal government's budget for information technology using cloud computing. His vision is being met with caution by at least a few of the technology chiefs at the federal agencies that are carrying it out, the New York Times reports.

  • Malware: CNBC Explains Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 11:03 AM ET
    Hand using mouse with laptop

    It's hard to stay out of trouble on the Internet. Even if you avoid sites with questionable content, there are plenty of pitfalls and traps that subtly install programs which then wreak havoc on your computer.

  • Fiorina on HP's New Strategy     Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 10:35 AM ET

    Weighing in on her thoughts on Hewlett-Packard's new strategy as well as business and the markets, with Carly Fiorina former HP CEO.

  • HP: Three Red Flags     Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 1:26 PM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt reports on three things that most concern analysts about the computer maker.

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