Surprise savior: Meg Whitman

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Investors are actually starting to believe in HP (HPQ) again, thanks to Meg Whitman. That's no small accomplishment: Whitman was basically charged with saving HP from itself. Years of boardroom mismanagement, scandals, and terrible personnel decisions made the once-great company the laughingstock of Silicon Valley. Now, HP is starting to become a leader again.

First published May 2, 2014: 10:51 AM ET