Yahoo's new chief executive officer started worked last week. Fifth time's a charm, right?

The once-dominant, now-struggling online portal's not had the best of luck lately righting its listing bulkhead. Course, it doesn't help when you go through chief executives like fry cooks. (I mean, do the board members at Yahoo even bother calling references? They make John McCain's vetting team look thorough).

At any rate, Yahoo appears to have (finally) gotten on the right track: They managed to nab executive Marissa Mayer from search engine rival Google. The Street loved the pick, according to most news accounts and the company's stock price. The 37-year-old former engineer has been one of the few public faces of Google over the last decade and she's a no-brainer if there ever was one. (Not that Yahoo's had many no-brainers lately).

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