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.
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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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