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.
Wall Street cheered the retailer's fourth-quarter earnings, but a profit measure the company says is most important has been trimmed as it builds data and fulfillment centers.
Aubrey McClendon, one of the most controversial CEOs around, resigns with a sparkling golden parachute. A company probe into his actions finds no wrongdoing.
Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman let loose with personal insults, salty language and the built-up tension that comes from years of animosity.
The US Mint has temporarily halted the sale of silver coins. Investors may be snapping them up as a refuge from continuing economic uncertainty.
Regulators around the world order the airliner grounded over safety concerns. Carriers are getting nervous.
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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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