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Tech Winners & Losers: Oracle

A move into hardware with H-P boosts the stock higher.
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Tech stocks were on a climb Thursday, along with the rest of the

major market indices, as hopes for a federal bailout of financial firms took hold.



was up 2.2% to 2203.


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shares got a lift after the software company announced that it was teaming up with


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to sell business computers pre-packaged with its database programs.

Oracle was up 3.8% to $20.70. Hewlett-Packard was also up, gaining 2.9% to $48.15.

Shares of



were soaring 20.4% to $16.25 after the company revealed that it has started the process of trying to sell the company. The microchip designer also noted late Wednesday that it has entered into two licensing agreements with


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, which will result in the chipmaker paying it $91.5 million before the end of the current quarter.

Shares of

Research In Motion


were up 3.8% to $100.37 in anticipation of its second-quarter results after the closing bell.

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The maker of the BlackBerry is expected to post a profit of 87 cents a share on revenue of $2.59 billion, according to Thomson Reuters. That would mark a nearly 90% increase over last year in the same period if the company matches estimates.

Red Hat

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shares were taking a fall on Thursday after the software company offered a third-quarter earnings outlook short of Wall Street expectations. The stock was down 6% to $16.82.