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Hewlett-Packard’s $8.8-billion (U.S.) Autonomy trouble was sown by the company’s long history of dysfunction. HP blames accounting improprieties at the U.K. software company it bought for $11.7-billion last year for the majority of the writedown it was forced to take in its earnings report on Tuesday. But HP, facing declining businesses and boardroom disarray, was too eager to do a deal. Chief executive officer Meg Whitman may be wondering what else can go wrong.

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  • Updated December 5 4:02 PM EST. Delayed by at least 15 minutes.

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