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Imagining a future when machines have all the jobs

Martin Ford saw it everywhere, even in his own business. Smarter machines and better software were helping companies do more work with fewer people. His Silicon Valley software firm used to put its programs on disks and ship ...

dateJan 24, 2013 in Other
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Sluggish PC, ink sales hurt HP; results still beat

(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s 19 percent drop in quarterly profit shows that the company still relies heavily on printer ink and the troubled personal computer market, despite the aggressive transformation it's undertaking ...

dateAug 18, 2009 in Business
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Big tech earnings week will reveal economic trends

(AP) -- The technology sector is often talked about as if it were a unified front, an easy-to-define monolith. People say technology stocks rose or technology stocks fell. Tech helped drive a huge boom in the 1990s, and ...

dateJul 18, 2009 in Business
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