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*HP, Apple lead tech sector's rally. NEW YORK, Nov 27- The Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs on Wednesday, led by Hewlett-Packard's jump a day after the personal computer maker's earnings, while the Nasdaq finished at a 13- year high.
Nov 27- Hewlett-Packard Co shares soared near their 52- week high on Wednesday after investors saw signs a turnaround plan was gaining traction, but Wall Street worried the improvement was coming at the expense of margins.
FRANKFURT, Nov 27- Germany's biggest tech company, SAP, has rejected calls by domestic politicians for European IT firms to band together to better compete against U.S. tech groups in the wake of spying allegations.
Nov 27- Signs that Hewlett-Packard Co's turnaround plan is finally yielding results put the company's stock on track for its biggest one-day jump in a year on Wednesday. Expectations were low for HP's fourth quarter following a disappointing third quarter and after rivals IBM and Cisco Systems Inc reported poor results.
Nov 27- Signs that Hewlett-Packard Co's turnaround plan is finally yielding results prompted at least one brokerage to raise its rating on HP shares and eight others to raise price targets, setting up the stock for a bounce on Wednesday.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 26- Hewlett-Packard Co beat revenue forecasts as sales growth in its enterprise group inspired cautious optimism about the company's turnaround plan, and its shares rallied more than 7 percent.
*Oil falls after Iran deal, energy shares may be pressured. *FDA approves Johnson& Johnson's hepatitis C drug. NEW YORK, Nov 25- U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday, suggesting major averages would extend a rally that has taken them to repeated all-time highs, though energy shares will be in focus amid a sharp decline in crude oil prices.
Signs of rapidly worsening Chinese demand for IT giants IBM and Cisco Systems are starting to spook Hewlett-Packard investors.
Nov 22- Cisco Systems Inc and Huawei Technologies Co, two of the world's largest communications equipment makers, have been slugging it out for a decade now- in court, in emerging markets, in the lobbies of government and even on blogs.
Nov 22- Shares of Violin Memory Inc were set to open 50 percent lower on Friday after the flash storage provider's third-quarter results came in below analysts' estimates, prompting at least four brokerages to downgrade the stock.
WASHINGTON, Nov 20- A U.S. congressional panel on Wednesday approved a bill targeting patent "trolls," companies that buy or license patents from others and then aggressively pursue licensing fees or file infringement lawsuits.
BOSTON/ NEW YORK, Nov 20- Shareholders of telecom giants AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc are seeking more details related to their sharing of customer information with governments, showing investors starting to push back over the role of communications companies in spying operations.
WASHINGTON, Nov 20- A congressional panel on Wednesday took up a bill targeting patent "trolls," companies that buy or license patents from others and then aggressively pursue licensing fees or file infringement lawsuits.
Nov 20- MapR, which sells software for analyzing big data, named Dan Alter as its first chief financial officer as it prepares for a possible initial public offering. Alter helped to take Ikanos Communications Inc and Silicon Image Inc public as CFO.
Nov 20- Sumo Logic is aiming to hire a chief financial officer next year with a view to going public in 2015, following its big-data competitors Splunk Inc and Tableau Software Inc to the stock market. The industry is expected to drive $54.59 billion in IT spending by 2016, about double the investment in 2011, according to market research firm Gartner.
Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Senator Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, introduced a bill that would require patent holders to disclose ownership and allow manufacturers to step into lawsuits to protect customers accused of using an infringing device, the two lawmakers said in a statement.
The traders kicked off a big week of CNBC's "Fast Money" by addressing increasingly mainstream concerns of a bubble in the equity markets.
"The conditions that were supporting a rise in the first six weeks [of the fourth quarter] are still in place into year-end," JPMorgan's Tom Lee says.
The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Cisco became the one of the first companies to state publicly that sales were down as a result of disclosures by the former NSA contractor.