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Former HP CEO Mark Hurd Offered Job at Oracle

Former HP CEO Mark Hurd has been no stranger to headlines over the last few weeks. Ousted from HP last month over a sexual harassment investigation, which revealed fudged expense reports, Hurd is making headlines again because of most recent job offer.

The Wall Street Journal cites people familiar with the matter who say Hurd will be joining software company Oracle as a 'top executive.' The sources said they couldn’t elaborate on the position other than to say he won't be replacing current CEO Larry Ellison, and warned that the talks weren't complete. Though the details have yet to be finalized, it sounds like discussions have been going on for quite some time; Ellison last week sent a letter to the New York Times calling HP's decision "the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the Apple board fired Steve Jobs many years ago."

Reuters also cites an anonymous source familiar with the situation who said Hurd has been offered a job at Oracle. This source didn't give any details on position and also mentioned that talks weren't final just yet.

Mark Hurd resigned from HP in early August amid a sexual harassment scandal. Though a subsequent investigation found that he had not broken HP's sexual harassment policy, he was guilty of altering expense reports to cover up a relationship with a female contractor.