IBM earnings are a touch less than expected. Intel's report prompts profit-taking. The major averages enjoy their best day in a month. Apple moves above $600. The IMF sees fragile growth in 2012. Warren Buffett has prostate cancer.
New names may be popular, but old tech is still the place to put long-term money.
Earnings announcements from these companies will give some insight into whether the quarter will turn out as badly as some expect.
The news spurs hope that the first quarter may not be as depressing as feared.
Stocks fall after Fed dashes hope for further stimulus.
Novo Nordisk is downgraded to 'sell,' and IBM is downgraded to 'neutral.'
But remember: Repurchases don't always pay off for investors.
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The company has made at least 4 acquisitions in the space, and few people have paid any attention.
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