A study finds a worrisome trend among consumers in the US and Western Europe after the release of the iPhone 5.
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.
Stocks are higher as jobless claims fall to their lowest weekly level in years.
Don't hang up on the beaten-down phone maker just yet.
Investors really aren't sweating any legal trouble Apple faces, however.
Samsung's iPad competitor will remain off the US market for most of the holiday shopping season.
With the stock now trading above $700, it should have no problem going higher.
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