Abbott also reports promising results ahead of a big medical meeting.
Vivus shares dropped after it reported weaker-than-expected sales of its weight loss drug.
Ex-British Telecom CTO Peter Cochrane says divergence, not convergence, is the future of IT.
This year many cash-rich companies have been repurchasing their own shares ahead of the possible end of the Bush-era tax cuts.
A study finds a worrisome trend among consumers in the US and Western Europe after the release of the iPhone 5.
The search giant says it acquired the cell phone maker for its patents. It's early yet, but so far the deal is serving as a significant drag on earnings.
Before the launch of Windows 8 and the Surface tablet on Friday, a Barclays analyst feels the company must find a new cash cow.
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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.
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