HP: 'Firing on All Cylinders'

Hewlett-Packard reported sterling numbers as it widens its lead as the No. 1 computer maker. But are rising inventory levels a concern?

On a day of volatile stock market swings fueled by worries over housing, credit, and the economy, investors longed for even scraps of good news Aug. 16. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) didn't disappoint.

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