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So HP has been angering investors and now had to hire Goldman Sachs to fend off any unwanted buyout attempts, especially from Oracle. But supposedly, Oracle can;t make any attempts until next year as part of a dela when they got Mark Hurd, former CEO of HP. Stock prices have dropped, and it's making a buyout appealing to some tech firms.

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