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U.S. Week Ahead: Tablet wars anything but mini

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 02:57

Oct 19 - Get ready for the next salvo in the tablet wars with Apple's anticipated release of the mini iPad on Tuesday. The tech titan along with Facebook and Yahoo also report earnings.

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At last week with all about markets being battered by bitter earnings confusing surprises. This week and also have -- chaos the little excitement and lots of uncertainty to keep us all on ads. These -- we get -- salvo in the tablet war with Apple's anticipated release of the many I had. To be cheaper and smaller than its popular cousin and also challenge rival products from Amazon and Google. But analysts say a smaller iPad could do more harm than good eating -- -- margins. And those will be laid -- in the tech type reports Thursday it is sad to see higher earnings -- a year -- on its -- I don't spy business. CEO Tim Cook is hoping the numbers will stop the company's unexpected sell off. -- down about 13%. And it's September how you. There at Microsoft windows eight. Finally out on Friday as VP sales single -- Steve Ballmer is counting on the latest software update to kick start earning. Which recently -- by a whopping 22%. Bomber wants to break the company's heavy reliance on PC -- by making the latest windows touch sensitive and tablet friendly. -- but some brokerages are not optimistic and Barclays Capital cut its price target on Microsoft to 34 dollars. From there things. -- bastards wanna know CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making any progress toward maximizing mobile ad revenues. Would be the reports Tuesday. And announced a major milestone recently when its membership reached one million users. Can't tell them into the dollars and cents Wall Street will continue to fall out of love with the social networking and its stock is down 50% since its marketing CEO. For more tech coverage be sure to catch our new showed tech we see each weekday afternoon clients tighter. Well that makes that of the week we'll be GDP on Friday the last significant read the economy before the November elections. Economists expect growth to -- my one pre 9% better than last -- action but still too sluggish to put a dent in unemployment. Still whacks her that I apartheid as I did have a recovery the US has done recently well the pace of political uncertainty. And European recession. That isn't enough that that hold at today's policy meeting that and Wednesday. Ben Bernanke and his team to debate the effectiveness of their latest attempts to bring down barring hot. Investors look for any clues about how much they're willing to spend on buying bonds. And don't forget -- the final face off between president Barack Obama and governor Mitt Romney and hotly contested state of Florida. As both sides ramp up the campaign spending. We have a special report exposing -- three minutes of Obama's backers then he got finance was -- the democratic contender. Again. Check out Monday morning and putting on. This -- years.

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U.S. Week Ahead: Tablet wars anything but mini

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 02:57