Microsoft and 2 DJIA Stocks Taking a Hit Now

The Dow is down 0.21 percent Wednesday and currently stands at 13,251. These stocks are making news today.

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ): Digitimes reports that certain PC brand suppliers, including Hewlett-Packard, Acer and Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) are starting to relocate their research and development resources from Android (NASDAQ:GOOG) to Windows 8 (NASDAQ:MSFT), as they try to direct their concentration towards Windows 8-based products.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ): The FDA says that it has given the greenlight to the sale of the Percutaneous Surgical Set, which is the first surgical instrument set that can be assembled and disassembled inside the body during surgery. The set is intended solely for use in abdominal surgery, and is designed for minimally invasive laparoscopic abdominal surgery, in which a camera and surgical instruments are inserted through one or more small incisions in the abdomen. The Percutaneous Surgical Set is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Ethicon Endo-Surgery.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT): A court in Germany has ruled against Microsoft in a lawsuit regarding patents of Motorola Mobility (NYSE:MMI), and has directed the former to remove its Xbox 360 gaming consoles and Windows 7 operating system software from the German market, according to a Reuters report.

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