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May 4, 2015 The site, carlyfiorina.org, says the Republican presidential candidate laid off 30,000 people while she ran Hewlett-Packard. Fiorina does not deny the figure but says, overall, the firm created jobs.
There were $3 trillion worth of corporate mergers in 2014. Comcast's proposed acquisition of fellow cable company Time Warner was the largest at $45 billion.
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December 30, 2014 This was a big year for corporate mergers, with $3 trillion worth of deals announced worldwide. Analysts say the strong acquisitive trend is expected to continue into next year.
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Meg Whitman, the current president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, will lead one of the two companies the tech giant is creating by dividing its corporate services and printing/PC units.
October 6, 2014 The ailing company that was founded 75 years ago has laid off more than 40,000 workers in recent years. Mergers that were meant to help it compete have not panned out.
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At Hewlett-Packard headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif.
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November 20, 2012 Hewlett-Packard wiped that huge amount of money off its books last quarter, it says, because of problems with the finances of a British software company it bought last year.
Meg Whitman, on April 12, 2011, at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
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September 21, 2011 According to media reports, H-P's directors are discussing the replacement of current CEO Leo Apotheker. Whitman, who was CEO of eBay and the 2010 GOP candidate for governor of California, is on H-P's board.
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