The software company's planned IPO of one of its units and speculation about new suitors attract new investors.
But the two companies face many of the same challenges, and HP's missteps have left it with some all of its own.
With a light economic calendar Wednesday, earnings are in focus.
After weeks of rumors and speculation, Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners are acquiring the company.
While some big-name players in IT and gadgets have underperformed in recent months, not all of them are in trouble.
Long-established dot.com's and game makers are breaking new ground, and Internet security is an increasing concern.
Things are looking great for the search company, but when everyone tells you nothing can go wrong, something always does.
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