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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Hiltzik writes the daily blog “The Economy Hub.” His business column appears every ...

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Michael Hiltzik

Michael Hiltzik

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Hewlett-Packard shows how to fatten shareholders while firing workers

Hewlett-Packard shows how to fatten shareholders while firing workers

February 25, 2015

Shareholders of the big high-tech company Hewlett-Packard have done pretty nicely over the last year. Their stock gains have outpaced the Standard & Poor's 500 Index by about 14 percentage points, and in 2014 they pocketed a handsome $2.7 billion through share repurchases and $1.2 billion in dividends.

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