Reports from the 2 tech titans reveal increased spending at corporate and individual levels -- a rejuvenation the market isn't taking into account yet.
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The nation's efforts to curb economic growth might seem ill-timed, but ultimately they'll help the US market.
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Investors who avoid this misunderstood conglomerate might miss out on rising dividends and profits as the economy rebounds.
New products and consumer demand have made technology companies major players.
High overhead and struggling local governments fuel a wave of mergers, paring down an industry with too many players.
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