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Hurd deflects questions about his HP strategy

In his first meeting with Wall Street analysts as Hewlett-Packard's (HP's) new leader, incoming Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Hurd steadfastly refused to map out his plans for the company's direction. Hurd, who will officially assume the position on Friday, said he will spend the next few months learning about HP before he crafts a strategy for running it.