Other industries shed workers even as the US economy continues to heal.
These businesses need to give shareholders a better deal.
Big Blue's big weighting in the index could have an outsize impact.
The Internet company's new CEO is setting up what might be 2013's biggest turnaround on Wall Street.
Lenovo has closed the gap and may be the largest computer manufacturer. A bigger issue is whether either company can come up with a product to revive flagging PC sales.
All the Apple talk lately is about a smaller tablet, but the company may debut a new 13-inch laptop at the same time.
It would be their first drop in more than a decade.
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Plus, after much ado, Softbank is oh-so-close to acquiring Sprint.
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Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
Those shackled with student loan debt are increasingly being targeted by scams and shady companies promising relief.
The IRS is struggling to combat identify thieves who file fraudulent tax returns in the names of older residents who don't need to file.