Nasdaq OMX to WellPoint on Short List to Follow HP on Writedowns

Nasdaq OMX to WellPoint on Short List to Follow HP on Writedowns

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The effect on Hewlett-Packard shows why they may want to pay more attention: Its shares have slid 26 percent since Aug. 7, the day before the company said it would have a third- quarter goodwill charge of about $8 billion.