The New York Time’s

Here’s an excerpt from today’s New York Times:

Mark V. Hurd, Hewlett’s chief executive hired in early 2005, has cut costs and focused his company on profitability while speeding its growth in printing and corporate data centers as well as personal computers, which in 2002 lost the company $400 million. Last year, it made $660 million selling PC’s.

The most telling evidence of the new landscape for PC’s was seen in statistics on worldwide shipments…

Why does the Times persist in abusing apostrophes in this way?