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Oct 7, 2011
Oct 6, 2011

Steve Jobs “may never be equaled”

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Passionate, prickly, and deemed irreplaceable by many Apple fans and investors, Steve Jobs made a life defying conventions and expectations.

And despite years of poor health, his death on Wednesday at the age of 56 prompted a global gasp as many people remembered how much he had done to transform the worlds of computing, music and mobile phones, changing the way people communicate and access information and entertainment.

Sep 29, 2011
Sep 28, 2011

Perry aides told different stories in lawsuit

By Murray Waas and Peter Henderson

(Reuters) – Contradictions in sworn statements about Rick Perry’s fundraising for his 2006 reelection bid raise questions about whether aides to the Texas governor, who is now running for president, gave false or misleading testimony under oath.

In a civil suit later filed by Chris Bell, Perry’s Democratic challenger in that race, the testimony of aides David Carney and Deirdre Delisi was directly contradicted by a sworn statement from Perry’s own gubernatorial campaign committee.

Sep 23, 2011

HP names Whitman CEO, Apotheker out

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co named former eBay Inc Chief Executive Meg Whitman its president and CEO, replacing the harshly criticized Leo Apotheker in a bid to restore investor confidence in the iconic Silicon Valley company.

The decision was made without a formal CEO search and piled renewed criticism on the board, which investors have blamed — at least in part — for the storied company’s recent missteps.

Sep 22, 2011

Insight: How HP’s board presided over a train wreck

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – To fire one CEO, or even two, may be regarded as misfortune; to fire three looks like carelessness.

When Hewlett-Packard Co named Leo Apotheker as its chief executive last year, the majority of the board that hired him had not even met the German executive.

Sep 22, 2011

How HP’s board presided over a train wreck

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – To fire one CEO, or even two, may be regarded as misfortune; to fire three looks like carelessness.

When Hewlett-Packard Co named Leo Apotheker as its chief executive last year, the majority of the board that hired him had not even met the German executive.

Sep 22, 2011

HP close to naming Whitman CEO, firing Apotheker

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Hewlett-Packard Co is on the verge of naming former eBay Chief Executive Meg Whitman its new CEO, replacing Leo Apotheker at the helm of the largest U.S. technology company, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.

The company is preparing to announce the decision, which would elevate Whitman to full CEO rather than serving in an interim capacity, after markets close, two sources said.

Sep 14, 2011

Perry sidelines critic of Texas nuclear waste site

By Peter Henderson and Karen Brooks

(Reuters) – Texas Governor Rick Perry has sidelined a state commissioner opposed to expanding the scope of a nuclear-waste landfill while appointing a new board to oversee a project owned by one of his biggest political donors.

Perry, who tops the list of candidates seeking the Republican nomination to run for U.S. president, has said his appointments are based on experience. A spokeswoman said the new makeup of the commission reflected its “evolving needs.”

Sep 2, 2011
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