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2008-11-07 09:00:10

HP has appointed Pete Bocian as its executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Mr Bocian will join in the company as a member of its executive council in December 2008, reporting to Mark Hurd, chairman and CEO of HP. Mr Bocian will oversee the company's shared and administrative services, which includes real estate and workplace services, indirect and services procurement, and HP Financial Services, the company's financing arm. Mr Bocian will replace Jon Flaxman, who has...

2008-11-07 00:00:14

HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced that it has appointed Pete Bocian to serve as executive vice president and chief administrative officer. He will oversee the company's shared and administrative services, which includes real estate and workplace services, indirect and services procurement, and HP Financial Services, the company's financing arm. Bocian will replace Jon Flaxman, who has decided to step down from his role due to personal and health reasons. Flaxman, 51, will remain with HP...

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2008-07-02 09:00:00

SEATTLE -- Starbucks Corp. said Tuesday it will close 600 company- operated stores in the next year, up dramatically from its previous plan for 100 closures, a sign the coffee shop operator continues to struggle with the faltering U.S. economy and its own rapid expansion. Seventy percent of the stores slated for closure had opened after the start of 2006, the company said in a statement. To put it another way, Starbucks is closing 19 percent of all U.S. company-operated stores that opened...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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