The cult hit's online-only revival uses a novel sliding pay scale for the increasingly famous cast.
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.
The report came out after Tuesday's close and, of course, after Dell (DELL) said it wants to go private in a $24 billion deal led by founder Michael Dell.
The HP news, which came from the Quartz site, was good enough to send shares soaring briefly as much as 11% to $18.43 at 4:30 p.m. ET. But additional reports suggest HP's board isn't close to making a decision. The AllThingsD blog reported one of its sources said HP directors are "not actively studying a plan to break the company up."
That was enough to knock the stock down a bit. The stock ended at $17.05 when after-hours trading ended. It had closed at $16.61 in regular trading, up 43 cents.
The Lone Star State's governor touts its low taxes and business-friendly nature, but California's still-bustling economy is making him beg.
Texas doesn't have redwood forests, a spot on the Pacific, Hollywood or a team in the last Super Bowl or World Series. But it doesn't have California's taxes either.
Perry has started running radio ads in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Diego touting his state's low taxes and business-friendly approach in light of recent California tax increases. He kicks off the 30-second ads with this little zinger:
Athletes are pushing themselves further to claim the spotlight and the big payouts that come with it. But new concerns are being raised about the risks.
Some universities are suing students who can't or won't repay their school loans.
Recent graduates are also having more trouble paying off their college loans, and many are being threatened with legal action from their alma maters for nonpayment of tuition and other bills.
The University of Pennsylvania filed six lawsuits against former students in November, demanding repayments from $13,000 to $27,000. A university spokeswoman told the Daily Pennsylvanian that students who graduate or leave the university with an outstanding balance will see their debt transferred to the school's collections office.
Maurice 'Hank' Greenberg casts himself as a brilliant hero who was abused at the hands of overzealous regulators.
The company's former CEO, Hank Greenberg, remembers it all a little differently in his new book, "The AIG Story." Bailout? What bailout? His theory on what saved AIG is this: "It was saved only by the loyalty and tenacity of its valiant workforce," he writes, according to Bloomberg.
The 87-year-old Greenberg is still stewing over the bailout. In fact, he's suing the government, claiming that the bailout violated the constitutional rights of shareholders.
Through his asset management company Starr International, Greenberg owned 12% of AIG before the bailout.
Arranging a $24.4 billion buyout of his company is the easy part. There's also a declining PC industry and a fiercely competitive device market to contend with.
As head of a private company, Michael Dell will have the opportunity to tinker with his business model away from the prying eyes of Wall Street. Success, though, is not a given. The Round Rock, Texas, company was built on the personal computer, a business that has been eroding for years.
To make matters worse, Dell has been unable to regain the top spot in the PC market that it lost in 2006 to Hewlett-Packard (HPQ).
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.
On Monday, stocks took a bit of a drubbing, prompting worries that the big rally this year was running out of gas. Tuesday's answer is: Not yet. Stocks are rallying strongly, recovering most of Monday's loss.
The prompt for the rally appears to be Dell's (DELL) announcement that it is going private in a deal valued at some $24 billion. The deal will include investments by private equity firm Silver Lake Management and Microsoft (MSFT), the publisher of MSN Money.
At the same time, earnings from food processor Archer-Daniel-Midland (AMD) topped estimates, and Computer Sciences (CSC) raised its 2013 guidance.
Shares of Walt Disney (DIS), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) and online travel company Expedia (EXPE) were all higher on quarterly results reported after the close. That should help the market on Wednesday.
Demand for weapons waned in January after the Newtown shootings, but it's still higher than in much of 2012.
After background checks for gun purchases peaked at a record 2.78 million in December, the Associated Press found Tuesday that demand across the National Instant Criminal Background Check system decreased 10.5% to 2.48 million in January. That's still the second-highest number of requests ever and higher than the totals in all but one month in 2012.
That said, Americans are still buying up a whole lot of guns in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school killings and the national gun control debate they prompted. Wal-Mart (WMT) and Bass Pro Shops have limited sales of ammunition at their stores amid increased demand, leaving local law enforcement divisions low on rounds as a result.
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