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A look back at some major CEO flameouts

Ron Johnson's short-lived tenure as J.C. Penney's CEO will go down as one of the biggest flameouts in corporate America. The former Apple executive was hailed as a big thinker when he was hired by the ailing department store chain but his radical moves ended up alienating shoppers, sent sales plungiFull story

Insight: How a desperate HP suspended disbelief for Autonomy deal

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - For Leo Apotheker, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, a July 2011 meeting with Autonomy founder Mike Lynch at a chic seaside resort in France was pivotal to his effort to remake a storied technology giant. Full story

Former Autonomy boss denies HP allegations

LONDON (Reuters) - The former head of software firm Autonomy denied on Tuesday that there were accountancy problems at the company he co-founded, after new owner Hewlett Packard blamed irregularities in Autonomy's books for a massive $5 billion charge. Full story

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File of Apotheker speaking at a media event in Beijing
File of Apotheker speaking at a media event in Beijing

Leo Apotheker speaks at a media event in Beijing, in this June 29, 2011 file photo. For Apotheker, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO, a July 2011 meeting with Autonomy founder Mike Lynch at a chic seaside resort in France was pivotal to his effort to remake a storied technology giant. REUTERS/China Dai