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Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F)

Shares of Ford are on the move Wednesday morning, trekking as much as 1.6 percent higher despite a few scattered showers of bearish news. Bloomberg reports that despite the successful mass-market launch of its C-Max line, the U.S. government still prefers foreign hybrids to buying American. To boot, the Wall Street Journal reports that India’s car market may be showing some signs of weakness, potentially curbing a 7 percent jump in December sales for Ford’s Indian unit.

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The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA)

Shares of Boeing are recouping some losses incurred earlier in the week following a string of malfunctions with the 787 Dreamliner. First, a fire started on a Dreamliner grounded in Boston, followed by a fuel leak in a different plane. These latest incidents come at the tail of several other growing pains for the new airplane, but the issues have mainly been isolated to auxiliary or redundant electrical systems… (Read more.)

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

There’s some commotion surrounding Apple’s possible entry into the lower-end smartphone market. Some analysts have argued that directly competing with Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) on this front is the only way to keep sales growth up, while others argue that the company’s commanding position at the higher-end of the market is the sweet spot… (Read more.)

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Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ)

Shares of this computer-industry leader are on a hike this morning and looking to gain some altitude. The company announced the HP ExpertOne program, which allows channel partners and IT professionals to monetize their data. This is just one way that the PC-maker is trying to capitalize on the growing big-data industry.

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