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Hewlett Packard profits beat Wall Street expectations

Hewlett Packard profits beat Wall Street expectations

Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Hewlett-Packard shares soared with a greater outlook for the struggling technology company. While revenues slipped for traditional computing businesses, its information technology outlook rises, competing with larger companies like Cisco and IBM.
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Gay marriage brief has strong GOP backing

Gay marriage brief has strong GOP backing

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Prominent Republicans signed a brief backing same-sex marriage that will be submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in a suit seeking to bar gay marriage bans.

What a turkey!

What a turkey! Yes, it's time for the first annual business page What a turkey! awards, given with gratitude and humility -- and plenty more from where they came.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

HP jolted by $8.8 billion fraud

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. technology giant Hewlett-Packard said Tuesday a $10 billion purchase in 2011 would result in an $8.8 billion write-off due to accounting fraud.

EBay, Intuit accused of hiring collusion

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Justice and California officials have accused eBay and Intuit of engaging in anti-competitive practices by agreeing not to hire each other's employees.

HP enters India's computer security market

NEW DELHI, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. computer firm Hewlett-Packard predicts India will become a major market for its security products.
HP to cut 27,000 jobs

HP to cut 27,000 jobs

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 23 (UPI) -- U.S. computer maker Hewlett-Packard says it plans to cut 27,000 jobs, 8 percent of its workforce, this year as part of a multiyear restructuring plan.
Aide: Romney's economic plan evolving

Aide: Romney's economic plan evolving

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- The economic plan issued last year by presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee Mitt Romney isn't chiseled in stone and is meant to evolve, an aide says.

Hispanic woman named to GOP campaign post

WASHINGTON, March 21 (UPI) -- A key campaign post of the National Republican Congressional Committee will be led by a female Hispanic, a double first, officials in Washington said.
HP has new plans for WebOS

HP has new plans for WebOS

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. technology giant Hewlett-Packard is planning and developing WebOS devices, Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman said.

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It's official: Chris Christie not running

It's official: Chris Christie not running

TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday he has decided against running for president, citing his commitment to serving New Jersey.

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At HP, why Whitman; why now?

At HP, why Whitman; why now?

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Meg Whitman, the new head executive at Hewlett Packard, said she agreed with the strategy put together by her predecessor at the California computer giant.
Ex-eBay CEO Meg Whitman to lead HP

Ex-eBay CEO Meg Whitman to lead HP

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. computer giant Hewlett Packard confirmed Thursday former eBay Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman will be HP's next president and CEO.
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Meg Whitman, former President and CEO of EBay speaks on the third day of the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 3, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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Margaret Cushing "Meg" Whitman (born August 4, 1956) is an American businesswoman. A native of Long Island, New York, she is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School. Whitman served as an executive in The Walt Disney Company where she was vice president of strategic planning throughout the 1980s. In the 1990s, she served as an executive for DreamWorks, Procter & Gamble, and Hasbro. Whitman served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay from 1998 to 2008. During her ten years with the company she oversaw expansion from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue when she stepped down.

In February 2009, Whitman announced her candidacy for Governor of California, becoming the third woman in a twenty year period to run for the office. She won the Republican primary in June 2010. The fourth wealthiest woman in the state of California with a net worth of $1.3 billion in 2010, she spent more of her own money on her candidacy than any other self-funded political candidate in U.S. history, spending roughly $50 per vote she received, or about $160 million total. Whitman lost to Jerry Brown in the November 2 election.

Whitman was born in Long Island, New York, the daughter of Hendricks Hallett Whitman and Margaret (née Goodhue) Whitman. She attended Cold Spring Harbor High School in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, graduating after only three years in 1974. She was in the top ten of her class. She had wanted to be a doctor, so she studied physics and mathematics at Princeton University. However, after spending a summer selling advertisements for a magazine, she switched to studying economics, earning a BA with honors in 1977. Whitman then obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1979.

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