HP stands for Hewlett-Packard. Shareholders can be forgiven if they thought it stood for "Help, Please!"
Maybe HP wants to rethink that whole "we're not getting rid of the PC" decision?
When she stepped down as CEO of eBay in early 2008 after a decade, Meg Whitman said it was time for a new voice at the ecommerce company.
Hewlett Packard had a miserable autumn. As winter approaches, new CEO Meg Whitman hopes the bulbs the company is now planting will help the tech giant sprout new, lasting growth in the coming months and years.
I started the week with a column about IBM, so it's only fitting that I end the week with a piece about a company I like to call IBM Lite. Or "Little Blue," if you will.
Hewlett-Packard's new CEO, Meg Whitman, will receive an annual salary of $1. Meanwhile, her ousted predecessor, Léo Apotheker, is walking out the door with nearly $10 million cash in severance and bonuses.
Hewlett-Packard's chairman of the board and new CEO aggressively defended the company's management late Thursday after coming under attack for making yet another controversial leadership decision.
Hewlett-Packard's board on Thursday ousted CEO Leo Apotheker after just 11 months on the job, replacing him with Meg Whitman.
On a day that millions of Americans in other parts of the country turned the electoral map red by electing a sea of Republicans, California voters stayed true blue and kept doing what they usually do on Election Day -- elect Democrats.
Between now and Election Day, candidates for public office will remind us how impossible it is to separate politicking from eating. Food is everywhere on the campaign trail. Large-scale dinners raise millions of dollars for candidates. Empty pizza boxes litter campaign offices, reminders of the power of pepperoni to fuel volunteers' efforts.
Editor's note: There are five days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.
Editor's note: In eight days, voters will cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.
As Election Day gets closer, the rhetoric gets more intense, interesting and, shall we say, passionate. Here are some things that you might have missed.
Editor's note: There are 15 days to go before voters cast ballots in the hotly contested midterm elections. In this special feature, CNN's political contributors share their quick thoughts on what's making news.
Talk about burying the hatchet. When former President Bill Clinton turned out to rally for California Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown on Friday night, the former rivals hugged and made up. Really, they embraced.
American Morning's Kiran Chetry talks to Joe Hagan with New York Magazine about the upcoming California governors race.
There have been a number of stories recently about California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, her former housekeeper (an illegal immigrant) and the possible electoral fallout.
The California governor's race has devolved into a skirmish over the word "whore."
Gloria Allred said she has proof that Meg Whitman knew more about her housekeeper's citizenship than she is revealing.
Now that she has cluttered a controversy over an undocumented housekeeper by making excuses, refusing to admit mistakes and blaming opponents for her troubles, Meg Whitman needs to go on eBay and buy a clue.
Meg Whitman's former housekeeper responds to allegations that she is part of a scandal orchestrated by the opposition.
The husband of Meg Whitman, California's Republican nominee for governor, said "it was possible" he saw a 2003 letter that questioned his housekeeper's Social Security number, but he insisted it did not make him suspect she was an undocumented worker.
California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman defends firing her housekeeper after hearing she was an illegal immigrant.
Meg Whitman, California's Republican nominee for governor, denied Thursday ever seeing a letter from the federal government questioning her former housekeeper's Social Security number.
The hot-button issue of illegal immigration erupted in the California race for governor Wednesday as a Mexican housekeeper once employed by GOP nominee Meg Whitman alleged that she had been "exploited, disrespected, humiliated and emotionally and financially abused" by the former eBay CEO.
Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina grabbed the headlines out of California's primary vote last week. But the most important decision California voters made had nothing to do with nominating two technology industry CEOs to run for governor and senator.
California Republicans Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman probably hope Latinos -- who make up 20 percent of voters in the state -- have long fuses and short memories.
Today's newspapers, websites, and cable news programs imply that yesterday's election results signal remarkable progress for women in politics.
Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas won the Democratic primary Tuesday, beating back a challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, whose campaign was fueled by unions and liberal activists.
Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman wins the Republican nomination for governor in California.
California Republicans nominated two women Tuesday to lead their political ticket in November, bringing an end to two bruising GOP primary battles for governor and Senate.
On Tuesday, 12 states will turn out to vote in primaries -- settling the midterm general election slates for one-quarter of the USA, stretching from the East Coast to the West.
Sen. Blanche Lincoln speaks with CNN's Dana Bash about her tough primary race.
California is referred to as a bellwether, a state that produces social trends and political movements that spread throughout the country.
Democrats opposed to Meg Whitman's gubernatorial campaign are hoping to get an assist from the public in their latest bid to push voters away from the Republican candidate.
A former eBay CEO runs for governor in California.
Ronald Reagan and Arnold Schwarzenegger have both done it. So did astronaut John Glenn and basketball great Bill Bradley. Even Jesse Ventura was able to capitalize on a wrestling career as a way to leap into the political ring.
It's been barely a month since Meg Whitman declared that she was running for governor of California, and the skewers are already out. The state's press has cast her as a political novice. Late-night comics are loving this notion of eBay's former CEO in charge of America's largest state. "Well, that makes sense," said Jay Leno. "I mean, the state's broke. If we're going to start selling stuff, who better to be governor than the head of eBay?"
About a year ago I heard that my book "Politics Lost" had become a hot item on John McCain's presidential campaign bus. Meg Whitman, who was advising McCain on economic matters, was recommending it to everyone. I was, of course, flattered. And it sort of stood to reason: I had celebrated McCain's maverick 2000 run for the presidency in the book. And McCain seemed to embody the message of "Politics Lost": Be yourself. Don't let consultants talk you out of taking impolitic positions if you really believe in them. Don't be afraid to take a position or two that might be unpopular with the public - it will give you credibility, ballast, a hint of courage.
The clock has just struck seven on a Thursday night, and Sheryl Sandberg is networking furiously. Not on Facebook, the site she joined in March as COO and where she boasts 1,114 "friends." No, she's doing it the old-fashioned way, in her Atherton, Calif., living room. She hosts her Silicon Valley soirees a few times a year, and it's always the A-list crowd. On this particular evening the group includes the new head of eBay North America, the manager of Google's ad-selling platforms, and well-known tech bankers and venture capitalists. It's a high-wattage, high-powered group. Oh, and there's one other thing: All those attending are women.
In its mere five years of existence the word "Skype" has taken on an unusual dual meaning in the Internet world - known equally as a stunningly successful example of consumer adoption and a dealmaking flop of multibillion-dollar proportions.
Barely two months after Meg Whitman vacated the CEO position at eBay after a 10-year run, the executive's supporters are eager to see her step into a new power-broker role.
The following profiles feature prominent women in the fields of politics, law, sports, science and business.
U.S. stocks continued climbing at the start of trading Thursday, following up on the prior session's late-day surge.
EBay announced Wednesday that, as expected, chief executive Meg Whitman will be stepping down on March 31st.
It's not a social networking site and it no longer gets the buzz of, say, Google, but eBay has quietly grown to become a giant.
Online auctioneer eBay on Wednesday reported second-quarter profits and sales that beat Wall Street's estimates, boosted by its auctions and PayPal payment businesses.
Even though Wal-Mart and eBay share much of the same customer base, eBay CEO Meg Whitman said Wednesday that she's not worried that record-high gas prices and the housing slump pose any significant threats to the company's business.
Catherine West, EVP, Chief Operating Officer of J.C. Penney, ranks No. 46 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.
Deirdre Connelly, President, Lilly USA of Eli Lilly, ranks No. 43 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.
Paula Rosput Reynolds, CEO and President of Safeco, ranks No. 40 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.
Cathleen Black, President of Hearst Magazines, ranks No. 38 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.
Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO of Avon, ranks No. 7 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.
Meg Whitman, CEO and President of eBay, ranks No. 3 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.
Anne Mulcahy, Chairman and CEO of Xerox, ranks No. 2 on Fortune's 2006 list of 50 Most Powerful Women.
Meg Whitman is waiting in her personal meeting room at eBay's headquarters in San Jose, otherwise known as the Blondie room. It is eBay's corny tradition for a top manager's peers, or, in her case,...
1. Safra Catz President and CFO Oracle (ORCL) 2005 Total compensation: $26.1 million Note: Total compensation includes annualized base salary, bonuses, the present value of option grants (calculated by Equilar using the Black-Scholes formula as of the grant date), restricted stock awards, long-term incentive-plan payouts, and other compensation as disclosed in company proxies. Equilar Inc. of San Mateo, Calif., prepared the chart by looking at companies with more than $1 billion in revenues that filed proxies as of Sept. 1.
Corporate women made impressive strides in 2006, taking charge at a slew of giant companies, and bringing in big paychecks to boot.
With more than $45 billion in yearly gross merchandise sales, eBay's virtual marketplace has attracted many small business owners who have traded in their brick and mortar shops for the virtual marketplace.
Online auctioneer eBay Inc. posted lower quarterly earnings Wednesday, sending shares down 5 percent in after-hours trading.
The following profiles feature prominent women in the fields of politics, law, sports, science and business.
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what the bulls say
Will eBay shares soon be fetching less than the kitschy trinkets for sale on the popular auction site? Slowing revenue growth in the U.S. and big investments abroad have investors worried. But with sentiment so negative -- shares have plunged almost 40 percent this year -- this looks like a good time to buy for the long haul.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - eBay had a pretty rough first quarter...and that's putting it mildly. Shares, once thought to be the safest play among Internet companies, plunged 35 percent.
Former Walt Disney Co. board members and long-time company critics Roy E. Disney and Stanley P. Gold wrote a scathing critique about the Disney board's just-concluded search for a CEO to replace Michael Eisner, published in Thursday's Los Angeles Times.
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eBay reported third-quarter sales and earnings on Wednesday that beat Wall Street expectations.
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Meg Whitman, CEO of online auction Web site eBay, toppled Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina from the title of the corporate world's most powerful woman, according to a new ranking by Fortune magazine.
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Q Do I have a better chance of making it to the executive suite as a generalist or as a specialist?
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