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Computer prices reverse course, start to rise

For the first time in several years, people shopping for personal computers are doing something new: paying more.

In November, the average retail price of a PC sold in the U.S. was $615, up 6 percent from last year’s $580, which marked a record low, according to research firm NPD Group. Average PC prices have now increased in six of the past eight months compared with 2009 levels, according to NPD data. Get the full story »