Final Note

Yahoo CEO’s resume controversy

Kai Ryssdal May 7, 2012

This final note today, a very quick primer on the brewing controversy at Yahoo. Third Point, a hedge fund that owns 6 percent of the company, is threatening trouble if an error on Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson’s resume isn’t investigated thoroughly.

Seems Mr. Thompson claims a B.A. in computer science and accounting, when he only majored in accounting.

Everyday investors couldn’t care less. Yahoo shares up 1.3 percent today.

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