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Lucent exec named president-CEO of HP

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Palo Alto, Calif.--Hewlett-Packard Co. Monday named Carleton Fiorina president-CEO. Ms. Fiorina, who was president of Lucent Technologies' global service provider business, succeeds Lewis Platt, who is retiring. Mr. Platt will remain chairman until year's end. Ms. Fiorina is renowned as a marketer, a skill that has become increasingly important in the tech world. She is the first woman CEO of a company included in the Dow Jones industrial average, Reuters reported.
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