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Byline: MURRAY COLEMAN
After a bitter six-month proxy fight, the gritty details are emerging in Hewlett-Packard's $19 billion purchase of rival Compaq.
Those include faster-than-expected job cuts, bigger-than-expected cost savings and less-than-expected sales growth.
So said HP Chief Executive Carly Fiorina and other executives Tuesday, when they met with analysts for the first time since the May 3 merger.
Analysts mostly liked what they heard, which included plans to take a one-time $2.6 billion restructuring charge this year.
"They're making some smart moves early," said Harry Fenik, a Sageza Group analyst. "It's looking better …