What the Internet company should consider while hiring Thompson's replacement.
Believers hope Dan Loeb can find a buyer for the stalled-out Internet portal, and that Carl Icahn can rescue the energy company from its bad books.
The flailing search giant sacks Thompson for a bogus claim on his resume, plunging the company into even deeper turmoil.
Stocks still down after paring earlier losses.
Scott Thompson will be replaced temporarily by the company's global media chief. Four board members are also stepping down.
These chiefs have damaged their companies with their scandalous behavior.
In another blockbuster deal, the social network has agreed to pay $550 million for hundreds of licenses once owned by AOL.
VIDEO ON MSN MONEY
Copyright © 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.
Fundamental company data and historical chart data provided by Morningstar Inc. Real-time index quotes and delayed quotes supplied by Morningstar Inc. Quotes delayed by up to 15 minutes, except where indicated otherwise. Fund summary, fund performance and dividend data provided by Morningstar Inc. Analyst recommendations provided by Zacks Investment Research. StockScouter data provided by Verus Analytics. IPO data provided by Hoover's Inc. Index membership data provided by Morningstar Inc.
If you think stocks have been faltering because of earnings shortfalls, think again.
The Market Dispatches column has been discontinued. Here's where to find the latest stock and business news on MSN Money, and the latest from market writer Charley Blaine.
MONEY & POLITICS
Breaking up big banks is an untested solution to the too big to fail problem that attempts to isolate and dismantle large, troubled institutions while protecting the rest of the economy.
Bad news: Your teen got into a jam with the law. Will bailing him out of jail mean bad news for your finances, too?
MUST-SEE ON MSN
- Video: Easy DIY smoked meats at home
A charcuterie master shares his process for cold-smoking meat at home.
- Jetpacks about to go mainstream
- Weird things covered by home insurance
- Bing: 70 percent of adults report 'digital eye strain'