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    With the markets selling off again today, CNBC asked the experts for their best investment ideas now.

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    Stocks closed with solid gains, led by technology companies such as Apple, as investors bet that a sharp drop in crude oil prices will help shore up consumer and business spending on tech gear.

  • Lenovo Misses Forecasts Despite Doubling Earnings Thursday, 22 May 2008 | 6:06 AM ET

    Lenovo Group, the world's No.4 PC maker, lagged forecasts despite doubling quarterly earnings, as a one-off gain from the sale of its mobile arm and strong sales in a resilient China market failed to offset stiff competition and a U.S. slowdown in notebook sales.

  • Tech Back On Top Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 6:30 PM ET

    For the first time since 2002 tech has surpassed financials to become the largest sector in the S&P 500. How should you bet on tech?

  • HP's Profit Meets Firm's Guidance but Shares Slip Wednesday, 21 May 2008 | 12:27 PM ET
    Hewlett Packard

    Hewlett-Packard posted a higher quarterly operating margin after cost cuts, and said strong growth abroad offset some weakness in the United States, but the shares were lower Wednesday as results couldn't shake off concerns about the company's integration with acquisition target Electronic Data Systems.

  • Netflix Drifts into the Clouds Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 7:47 PM ET
    Netflix

    Today's Netflix announcement with Roku about a new way to get movies from the net directly to your TV screen and bypassing the computer screen in your home office, is cool for a number of reasons.

  • HP's Higher Earnings Meet Firm's Recent Guidance Tuesday, 20 May 2008 | 4:49 PM ET
    Hewlett Packard

    Hewlett-Packard reported a profit that exceeded analysts' expectations but matched the earnings guidance the company gave last week.

  • Has Hewlett-Packard Jumped The Shark? Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 6:16 PM ET

    After spending $13.9 billion for Electronic Data Systems investors are asking if the acquisition will really help HP take on IBM or just slow organic growth?

  • HP Drags on Dow; Yahoo Buoys Nasdaq Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 5:11 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday as investors expressed their disappointment in Wal-Mart's outlook, HP's deal and a slew of other news. Surprising resilience in retail sales, excluding autos, helped curb losses. The Nasdaq eked out a gain, led by Yahoo.

  • HP's One-Two "Punch" With Earnings And EDS Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Hewlett-Packard's headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

    Talk about a busy couple of days for HP: yesterday, news begins trickling out that a $13 billion deal between HP and Electronic Data Systems. Shares are halted, speculation begins, a statement from HP confirms the talks, the deal is announced this morning, investors wonder whether IBM will face competition in its bread-and-butter business, and oh yeah, HP also pre-releases earnings.

  • HP And EDS: Why The Deal? Look To India And IBM Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 3:33 PM ET
    HP Headquarters

    There's been lots of speculation about why HP is willing to shell out nearly $14 billion for EDS when that company's shares have flat-lined recently. Why spend a 30 percent premium on an also-ran player in services and technology outsourcing?

  • HP Drags on Dow; Icahn Buzz Boosts Yahoo Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 3:08 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday as investors juggled a mixed bag of news: Retail sales outside of the hard-hit auto sector showed suprising resilience, while a well-known analyst cut her outlook for big banks. Wal-Mart skidded after the discount giant posted decent results but issued a tepid outlook.

  • HP, EDS and IBM on the Move Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 2:25 PM ET

    The news on HP's acquisition of EDS has the stocks trading at enormous volumes.

  • Banks Hurt by Europe; EDS/HP No Threat to IBM Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 1:18 PM ET

    Three points about today’s trading: 1) financials again down on weak earnings from European banks; 2) Bulls hoping that strengthening dollar would lead to a decline in commodity prices are again having a hard time; and 3) All those people arguing that the EDS/Hewlett deal would be a big challenge to IBM are missing the point.

  • H-P, Financials Drag on Dow; Oil Nears $127 Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 12:08 PM ET

    Stocks declined Tuesday as investors juggled a mixed bag of news: Retail sales outside of the hard-hit auto sector showed suprising resilience, while a well-known analyst cut her outlook for big banks. Wal-Mart skidded after the discount giant posted decent results but issued a tepid outlook.

  • HP to Buy EDS for $12.6 Billion, Sees Strong 2008 Tuesday, 13 May 2008 | 11:46 AM ET
    Hewlett Packard

    Hewlett-Packard has struck a deal to buy Electronic Data Systems for $12.6 billion, seeking to boost its technology services business to better compete against market leader IBM.

  • Stronger retail sales than expected (ex-auto up 0.5 percent, the best showing since November) has caused an 8-point pop in futures. Elsewhere: 1) Hewlett-Packard's $12.6 b deal for Electronic Data systems ($25.00 a share) is a direct challenge to IBM.

  • Stocks Rebound From Last Week's Drop Monday, 12 May 2008 | 6:15 PM ET

    Stocks got off to a good start Monday with the Dow making triple digit gains for the week. What's the "Word on the Street?"

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