U.S. equity markets seesawed today, starting negative and eventually turning positive. On the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average
The broad markets opened on a negative note, fueled by sour news from one of the major U.S. homebuilders, KB Home
And while the markets as a whole remained relatively flat, two Dow components ended the day with gains of 2% or greater. PC powerhouse Hewlett-Packard
HP largely lacks a compelling option in either the tablet or smartphone space. Its TouchPad product failed to attract meaningful consumer demand last year, forcing retailers to slash prices to move the backed-up inventory. Contrast that with Apple
Today, HP also named Mark Levine as controller.
Bank of America
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