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NEW YORK (InvestorPlace) -- Shares of Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) are soaring as much as 10% today on rumors that the tech giant's board could be kicking Chief Executive Leo Apotheker to the curb. His replacement allegedly is former eBay (EBAY) CEO Meg Whitman.
But don't be fooled -- this is just the latest dumb move at Hewlett-Packard, a stock plagued not just by a revolving door in the corner office but by a glue-and-sticky-tape approach to its current ugly state of affairs.
I won't bore you with a laundry list of HP missteps during the past few years -- they are many, and well-known. (I previously wrote an exhaustive column about how Hewlett-Packard embodies everything that's wrong with corporate America, for those who want an in-depth look at this dumpster fire of a company.)
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