2. HP Keeps PC Business
Hewlett Packard partners cheered the company's decision in October not to sell or spin off its $41 billion PC business. HP's move to keep its Personal Systems Group as a part of the company, instead of selling it or spinning it out as a separate company, ended months of speculation about the company's plans for its PC business. HP's PSG decision ends the uncertainty that began when former HP CEO Leo Apotheker announced on August 18 that the computer giant was considering "strategic alternatives" for its PC business.