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All eyes shift to Cupertino. Will Apple spring a surprise?

The world has not heard anything from the horse’s mouth; however the cat is still out of the bag.

Johnson, Poulter win Shark Shootout

Naple, Fla. -- The team of Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter came from behind to claim the Shark Shootout Sunday, carding a 13-under 59 for a two-stroke victory.

Poulter and Johnson completed three rounds with at 30-under 186, notching the first win of the event for both golfers.

Second place went to Darren Clarke and U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell. They also shot 59 at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Fla., ending at minus-28.

Defending champions Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker registered an 8-under 64 Sunday, joining Chris DiMarco and Anthony Kim (61) in third place at 26-under 160.

Sunday's final round came in the form of a scramble, where the best shots of the two team members were selected on each hole.

Arab fiction contest includes 7 women

Doha, Qatar -- Six finalists for the International Prize for the Arabic Fiction 2011 award have been named in Qatar, judges said.

The award's panel of judges announced the candidates during an event at the central library of the Qatar Foundation in Doha, Gulf News reported.

"This is an objective neutral international award," said Jonathan Taylor, chairman of the award's board of trustees. "The real value of each novel is the sole fact adopted by the panel in selecting the contenders. There is no discrimination either against ethic or gender."

The Fool Looks Ahead

 Monday

The new trading week starts slowly on the earnings front, so let's turn to Monday night, when Paul McCartney takes the stage in New York's legendary Apollo.

 

124 to compete in Dreidel Spin-Off

New York -- Organizers of the Major League Dreidel Spin-off in New York said 124 people are registered to spin the Hanukkah tops at this year's event.

Eric Pavony, 31, who founded the annual event in 2005, said the top spinners from miles around are expected to turn up Thursday at the Knitting Factory to compete for the crystal dreidel trophy, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

Pavony said many competitors spin under holiday-themed aliases, including Spinny the Pooh, the Spincredible Hulk, Spindiana Jones and Oscar de la Menorah.

124 to compete in Driedel Spin-Off

New York -- Organizers of the Major League Dreidel Spin-off in New York said 124 people are registered to spin the Hanukkah tops at this year's event.

Eric Pavony, 31, who founded the annual event in 2005, said the top spinners from miles around are expected to turn up Thursday at the Knitting Factory to compete for the crystal dreidel trophy, the New York Daily News reported Wednesday.

Pavony said many competitors spin under holiday-themed aliases, including Spinny the Pooh, the Spincredible Hulk, Spindiana Jones and Oscar de la Menorah.

Tech startups flush: Is a pop coming?

San Francisco -- A steady increase in U.S. venture capital funds spent on technical start-ups has caused concern of a second dot.com boom and bust, industry analysts said.

"I'm not saying Quora, Foursquare, Square aren't eventually worth a lot of money, but the price to pay to get into those games is kind of amazing -- $50 to $80 million?" said Dave McClure, a founding partner of venture fund 500 Startups, The New York Times reported Saturday.

McClure was reflecting on some of the big deals being made to jump in early at companies like Yammer, a company that developed a Twitter-like program for businesses and raised $25 million for expansion recently.

Squirrels delay Christmas lighting event

Boston -- A money-saving effort in Braintree, Mass., went awry when squirrels chewed through wires on lights strung on four of eight Christmas trees, officials said.

Mayor Joseph Sullivan said the city left lights on the trees on the town hall mall last year to save the cost of taking them down and putting them back up, The Boston Herald reported.

The Christmas lighting ceremony scheduled for Sunday has been postponed until Dec. 12. Braintree is part of the Greater Boston area.

"We will have Christmas lights on the town hall mall, despite the squirrels' desire to thwart Christmas lights in Braintree," Sullivan said.

New decorations have been ordered and should arrive next week, the mayor said.

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HP to Sign Deal With Salesforce, May Dump Oracle Siebel

 PC giant Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) is probably going to sign a mega customer relationship management (CRM) deal with salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) for about 35,000 to 40,000 seats, a move that might end up replacing Oracle(Nasdaq: ORCL) Siebel as its CRM provider.

 

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