Maybe, a news report suggests, and it boosted the stock late Tuesday. But a breakup is just one option that HP's board may consider if it decides to formally study the question.
Stocks recoup much of Monday's loss, but the Dow falls back after reaching 14,014. Michael Dell's $24 billion bid for his own company is a spark. Apple rises. Investors cheer Disney and Chipotle results.
More people are relying on public transportation in a time of high gas prices, and young adults in particular don't really want a set of wheels.
Convicted Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff invested in a legitimate biotech company and saw his stake double in value. Who gets the profit?
The blue-chip index hits its highest level since October 2007. The S&P 500 also reaches a 5-year high. Employers add 157,000 jobs in January; November and December gains were better than thought. The unemployment rate ticks up to 7.9%.
The bond king is worried that massive credit expansion -- not just deficit spending -- is a threat to the global economy. His advice includes buying hard assets like gold.
The annual indicator says no matter which team wins, investors will have a very good year.
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