Carly Fiorina

Moving From Business to Politics Is No Easy Task

Election 2010 shows business leaders aren't necessarily electable. Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman (left) and ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina joined former WWE CEO Linda McMahon and Greer Industries CEO John Raese as GOP losers on a big night for Republicans.

Despite Howls, Leo Apotheker May Be Just What HP Needs Now

Wall Street has been quick to punish Hewlett-Packard after the computing and software giant named former SAP chief Leo Apotheker as its new CEO on Sept. 30. But if SAP's culture says anything about what HP will be like under Apotheker, it may get back to making bets on innovation. Wall Street has been quick to punish Hewlett-Packard after the computing and software giant named former SAP chief Leo Apotheker as its new CEO on Sept. 30. But if SAP's culture says anything about what HP will be like under Apotheker, it may get back to making bets on innovation.

HP Close to Appointing New CEO

Hewlett-Packard will probably have a new CEO in under a week. The candidate will likely come from inside the company, which would almost certainly allow the board of directors to speed through the process.

Mark Hurd's Abrupt Departure Leaves HP Reeling

CEO Hurd was seen as rescuing Hewlett-Packard from the mess left behind by his ill-fated predecessor, Carly Fiorina. That is, until he wound up getting ousted for creating his own mess. The world's leading computer company now has to regroup again.