WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday signed off on IBM's 2011 settlement with U.S. regulators over charges of foreign bribery, wrapping up the latest case that questioned U.S. authorities' aggressiveness in investigating corporate misconduct. Full story
Vermont's higher jobless rate for June wasn't supposed to include the 419 people laid off at IBM Corp.'s plants in the state. But a state Labor Department official says there may have been an impact on the 4.4 percent reported rate. Full story
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The tech industry maxim that "no one ever got fired for buying IBM" is a testament to how Big Blue has been the gold standard in computing services for decades. Full story
Lots of stocks reporting quarterly results today, including IBM and Sherwin-Williams, reports CNBC's Bob Pisani.
Jospeh Foresi, Janney Capital Markets analyzes IBM's Q2 earnings.
In this clip from 1984, Apple launches the 7.5-pound Apple IIc computer as it battles with IBM for the home computer market.
Awaiting earnings announcements from IBM, Microsoft and Google, with Heather Hughes, Sunamerica; Rob Morgan, Fulcrum Securities; Greg Ip, The Economist; Roger Kay, Endpoint Technologies; David Garrity, GVA Research; and Rob Morgan, Fulcrum Securities.
The 'Fast Money' traders debate top tech names ahead of earnings.
A man passes by an illuminated IBM logo at the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover February 27, 2011. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz
A sign at the IBM facility near Boulder, Colorado in this September 8, 2009 file photo. IBM, the world's largest technology services company, reported second-quarter earnings per share that beat estimates. Its shares were up nearly 3 percent in after-hours trade. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/Files
A worker is pictured behind a logo at the IBM stand on the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover in this February 26, 2011 file photo. IBM, the world's largest technology services company, reported second-quarter earnings per share that beat estimates. Its shares were up nearly 3 percent in after-hours tra