Despite production problems, recalls, legal expenses -- oh, and tensions between Japan and China -- the automaker reported better-than-expected earnings.
Abbott also reports promising results ahead of a big medical meeting.
Vivus shares dropped after it reported weaker-than-expected sales of its weight loss drug.
The pharma wins US approval for a new rheumatoid arthritis pill, but Abbott's existing treatment isn't likely to suffer a meaningful hit to sales anytime soon.
Ex-British Telecom CTO Peter Cochrane says divergence, not convergence, is the future of IT.
News reports say the Mac maker is considering a move to the same chips used in the iPhone and iPad.
This year many cash-rich companies have been repurchasing their own shares ahead of the possible end of the Bush-era tax cuts.
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