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1) Hewlett-Packard to Buy Rival Compaq -NYT: Computer giant Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE:HWP - news) will announce on Tuesday it is buying rival Compaq Computer Corp. (NYSE:CPQ - news) for $25 billion in stock, The New York Times reported on Monday evening, citing executives close to the negotiations.
While an agreement had been reached in the acquisition, specific
terms were not disclosed, according to the newspaper. However, a
premium is being offered for Compaq's stock, The New York Times
2) German union: Shun HP pay-cut plan - Tech News - CNET.com: A German union is encouraging Hewlett-Packard employees not
to go along with a voluntary cost-cutting plan that asks
them to take a pay cut or forfeit vacation days.
HP announced a program in June under which workers could
take a 10 percent pay cut through the end of October, take
eight days of vacation, or take a 5 percent cut and four
days of vacation. But the program was optional: Employees
could chose anonymously to keep their full pay and vacation
benefits without any repercussions, said spokeswoman