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.
Tech, biotech and volatility funds are leading the way so far.
With each passing quarter, HP's promise looks less and less likely to be fulfilled.
September unemployment declined to nearly a 4-year low as employers added 114,000 jobs. Zynga shares continue to tumble. Facebook shares fall on Zynga concerns. Avon's former CEO steps down as executive chairman.
Toys R Us is coming on stream with plenty of content from the major studios.
Don't hang up on the beaten-down phone maker just yet.
Reports of lower-than-expected shipments have analysts concerned that Intel's Ultrabook may crash and burn.
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