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  • Meg Whitman new HP CEO. What firm has more CEO change?

    Meg Whitman new HP CEO. What firm has more CEO change?

    Fortune 500 companies are supposed to be stable, rock-solid institutions, where CEO change rarely happens. But it doesn't always happen that way. Just ask Hewlett-Packard, which announced Thursday that Meg Whitman would be the company's new chief executive officer, the fourth HP CEO in six years. In the past six years, only 16 companies on the Fortune 500 or S&P 500 have had three CEOs, according to executive search firm Crist Kolder Associates in Hinsdale, Ill. Besides HP, only two have had four or more. Can you guess who these CEO change champions are? [Editor's note: This story was updated 9/23/2011.]

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  • Hewlett-Packard to merge printing, PC divisions

    The move announced Wednesday comes at a time when sales of printers and ink, once HP's lifeblood, are falling as people increasingly share documents and photos online.

  • Rubinstein, who revitalized Palm, leaves HP

    The future is mobile, says the former Apple executive, who had seen his role reduced after Hewlett-Packard killed off his webOS for the handheld Palm. Rubinstein is taking a break. 

  • Robert Reich Romney can take risks. He's rich.

    Mitt Romney is casting his campaign as a defense of free enterprise, hard work, and risk-taking. Easy for him to say: the higher you go on the economic ladder, the easier it is to make money without taking any personal financial risk at all. The lower you go, the bigger the risks.

  • HP calls a mulligan, decides to keep its PC division

    Horizons HP calls a mulligan, decides to keep its PC division

    Back in August, HP announced it was looking to spin off its faltering PC hardware business. Now the company has made a commitment to keep that division after all. How will HP compete with other manufacturers?

  • HP and Meg Whitman: signs of a Silicon Valley in transition

    HP and Meg Whitman: signs of a Silicon Valley in transition

    HP, as Silicon Valley's biggest and most mature corporation, is more big business now than Silicon Valley startup. Meg Whitman has to help HP figure out which way to go from here.

  • Meg Whitman new HP CEO. What firm has more CEO change?

    Meg Whitman new HP CEO. What firm has more CEO change?

    Fortune 500 companies are supposed to be stable, rock-solid institutions, where CEO change rarely happens. But it doesn't always happen that way. Just ask Hewlett-Packard, which announced Thursday that Meg Whitman would be the company's new chief executive officer, the fourth HP CEO in six years. In the past six years, only 16 companies on the Fortune 500 or S&P 500 have had three CEOs, according to executive search firm Crist Kolder Associates in Hinsdale, Ill. Besides HP, only two have had four or more. Can you guess who these CEO change champions are? [Editor's note: This story was updated 9/23/2011.]

  • Meg Whitman as the HP CEO? She'd have a tough job.

    Meg Whitman as the HP CEO? She'd have a tough job.

    Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman reportedly is the choice of the troubled company's board to replace the current HP CEO, Leo Apotheker. Despite her past achievements, some question whether she is up for the daunting task.

  • Meg Whitman may replace HP CEO

    Meg Whitman may replace HP CEO

    Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay, may temporarily replace Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker. Meg Whitman joined the HP board in January.

  • HP TouchPad crashes and burns, HP gives up

    Horizons HP TouchPad crashes and burns, HP gives up

    HP TouchPad was released barely a month ago but the tablet never took off and HP pulled the ejector handle. A win for Apple's iPad. A lose for those who bought an HP TouchPad.

  • Stocks close higher, Dow ends above 12,000

    Stocks close higher, Dow ends above 12,000

    The Dow gained about 123 points, and the Nasdaq gained about 39 points, led by gains in energy