Apple may be cooking up a new iPhone that could rock both the netbook and handset markets.
Financial problems have hurt consumer perception.
Buying back stock is not the best way to create shareholder value.
Shoppers might buy consumer electronics this year, but that's about it.
Shareholders forgot who tripled the value of the stock
Sony had a chance to help its consumer electronics image, but now it can't guarantee its e-reader by Christmas.
Barney Frank wants to help the jobless keep their homes instead of just getting them jobs
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