Shah Gilani: It happened almost a year ago, and it's happening again. The meteoric rise in Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock price is distorting the major benchmark indexes, including the Nasdaq-100, the Nasdaq Composite, and the S&P 500.
Larry D. Spears: The semiconductor industry struggled to maintain growth in 2011 - but that's starting to change. The industry this year was stunted by slow global economic growth, reduced consumer demand, and supply-chain disruptions due to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Industry revenue NASDAQ:SOXX December 7, 2011 3:19pm