9:00am (EST) Futures are pointing towards a slightly higher open this morning as mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have once again taken center stage. Hewlett-Packard (HPQ, $39.85, down $0.91) has made a $1.5 billion bid for data storage provider 3Par (PAR, $18.04, up $0.01) this morning, just a week after rival DellRead more

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