Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Two thousand and six was an interesting year for business and economic stories. We saw the prices of two precious goods, energy and housing, either fluctuate wildly or, in the case of housing, take a long-awaited downturn. The business plan of Hewlett Packard turned into a spy novel. That company’s CEO authorized a veritable witch hunt for leakers of corporate information. As for the stock markets, the Dow and Standard and Poor's reached record levels.
(Photo: Former Hewlett-Packard Chairwoman Patricia Dunn attending a hearing in October. Dunn surrendered to authorities after she was indicted along with four others involved in the HP spy case.
Paul Sakuma/AFP/Getty Images.
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