SEC Probes Hurd's Ouster As Hewlett-Packard's CEO
STEVE INSKEEP, host:
NPR's business news starts with Hewlett-Packard under scrutiny.
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INSKEEP: Government regulators are taking a closer look at the sudden departure of Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd. You'll recall that last summer, Hurd resigned amid questions surrounding his relationship with a female contractor at HP. Now, security regulators are investigating a claim that Hurd leaked inside information. That's according to The Wall Street Journal and other media reports.
Investors are also looking into Hurd's use of corporate expenses, another issue linked to his departure. HP's stock price has not yet recovered from its plunge following the resignation.
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