Palo Alto, Calif. — Personal computer and printer maker Hewlett-Packard (HP) reportedly is nearing a deal to buy information technology services provider Electronic Data Systems (EDS) for between $12 billion and $13 billion.

Today’s Wall Street Journal reported the talks on its Web site. The online version of the newspaper said the acquisition could be announced as early as Tuesday. Both HP and Plano, Texas-based EDS didn't immediately respond to messages, according to the Associated Press.

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