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Lots of corporate headlines are already getting attention ahead of the open. Stocks in the U.S. are lining up to open higher at this point, and earnings will be the big focus. After making gains yesterday, European stocks are mixed with a flattish performance, and Japanese stocks were little changed to the downside.
The Dow scored its second record close in a row and the Nasdaq had its best week in four months as buyers snapped up oil, financial and technology stocks ahead of next week's earnings reports.
Federal prosecutors are poised to score their first victory in their investigation of Hewlett-Packard's ill-fated boardroom spying probe, after a private investigator agreed to plead guilty to identity theft and conspiracy charges.
Dell said Wednesday that the head of its commercial business group would retire in March and the No. 2 PC maker plans to split that unit into two as it streamlines its business.
Just a few days away now from what promises to be an absolutely blockbuster week in the world of electronics, beginning with the massive Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas ... CES will be attended by 145,000 registered guests, 2,600 exhibiting companies spread across 35 football fields. But this year's show gives us pause to look back since CES celebrates its 40th anniversary.Ironic since this past December 28, I celebrated my 40th birthday as well. Ironic still since my wife took me away to a decidedly low-tech, nature-infused Calistoga Ranch in California's Napa Valley. As I absorbed the phenomenal scenery, the extraordinary attention to every detail, the attentive service, the wine, the spa, the food, all the relaxation gave my mind a chance to wander: preparing for the electronics extravaganza ahead while letting my mind drift to my first CES in 1994 ...
The war over the next generation of DVDs might be reaching an impasse, without one clear winner. Julia Boorstin closed out “Power Lunch” with the details on the DVD format war.
As we end for today, we can safely report it's been a banner year for stocks--by just about everyone's measuring stick. Bonds didn't so bad either. Blue chips were certainly the big standouts of 2006. The Dow Jones industrial average--the index of 30 of the nation’s biggest companies, hit record levels dozens of times since closing at 12,011.73 on Oct. 19. It's since surged to an intra-day high of 12,529.87. All this despite....
Stocks pulled back fractionally as a late-day selloff prevented another record day for the Dow, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 finished slightly lower as well.
Stocks ended the day on the downside with more deals and earnings news driving the momentum on Wall Street today. All three major indexes closed down fractionally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded in a narrow range of about 40 points. More from Mary Thompson, CNBC’s “Eye on the Floor.”
Two U.S. lawmakers have questioned the timing of Hewlett-Packard Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd's exercise and sale of $1.37 million in stock options on the day he was interviewed by attorneys hired to review the company's leak investigation.
Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard plan to announce an "enterprise agreement" Wednesday without disclosing any details about the deal.
Computer maker Hewlett-Packard still has more cost-cutting ahead, even after a massive restructuring that began last year and sliced the company's work force by 10%, Chief Executive Mark Hurd told analysts.
"2006 was an important year. We're a company that's transforming, not transformed. We still have a lot of work left to be done." That's the upshot from HP CEO Mark Hurd addressing a couple of hundred Wall Street analysts and assembled media at the Sheraton New York this morning.
U.S. stocks are showing hesitancy ahead of today's Fed announcement with futures pointing to a lower opening. Japanese stocks were higher overnight and European stocks trade lower after initial strength. The U.S. dollar was weaker ahead of the Fed overnight, as the yen slid to a record low against the Euro.
Computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard says that its Chief Financial Officer, Bob Wayman, plans to retire at the end of the year.
There will be plenty of news for investors to digest with several Dow heavyweights, including General Electric, Procter & Gamble, and Hewlett-Packard, all hosting analyst meetings this week.
What's next for Apple and where does Google go from here? Key questions for two trailblazing tech players you'll find answers to in Jim's report in CNBC's "7 For '07" series, a look ahead to the coming year.
Computer services and equipment maker Hewlett-Packard's $14.5 million settlement payment for a boardroom spying scandal is actually a good thing, because it resolves the distracting issue, a UBS Investment Research analyst wrote Friday.
Hewlett-Packard has agreed to pay $14.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by state Attorney General Bill Lockyer accusing the company of unfair business practices in its crusade to unmask the source of boardroom leaks to the news media.
It looks like the California State Attorney General's office is getting ready to settle with Hewlett-Packard--over civil charges related to the corporate spying scandal. That scandal led to the resignation of HP Chairman Patricia Dunn. Don Clark is the San Francisco Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal.