Business booming for Dellin overseas markets
DALLAS -- Technology bellwether Dell Inc. said profits rose 29 percent in the May through July quarter on strong sales of printers and servers and continued double-digit gains in overseas markets.
Dell, the world's largest personal computer maker, earned $799 million, or 31 cents a share, compared with $621 million, or 24 cents a share a year earlier. It matched expectations of analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call. For the first six months of its fiscal year, Round Rock, Texas-based Dell earned $1.53 billion, or 59 cents per share, on revenues of $23.24 billion.
Dell's earnings were in stark contrast to Hewlett-Packard Co., which posted disappointing earnings earlier in the day.
Chevrolet event raises$41,000 for charities
LORDSTOWN -- The J-Car Salute and Cobalt Celebration and car show at General Motors Lordstown raised about $41,000 for two charities and attracted more than 6,000 visitors to the complex Saturday, according to a GM press release.
Contributions went to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast Ohio and the Paula and Anthony Rich Center for the Study and Treatment of Autism at Youngstown State University.
The event was held to celebrate the history of GM's Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cavalier and its successor, the Chevrolet Cobalt, which the automaker will launch in October.
From Vindicator staff and wire reports