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Scott Thompson

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Scott Thompson, president of eBay Inc.’s PayPal division, has been named as Yahoo’s Chief Executive Officer. It should be noted that Yahoo has been without a permanent CEO since September, 2011, when it fired Carol Bartz. Tim Morse, Yahoo’s chief financial officer, was serving as interim CEO since Bartz’s ouster. As the new CEO of Yahoo Inc. Scott Thompson will have to make new strategies to boost visitors to Yahoo’s sites and attract more advertisers amid competition from Google Inc and Facebook. 

Brazilian teenage footballer Neymar, has been voted South American soccer’s Footballer of the Year. It should be noted that Neymar helped Santos to win the 15th Copa Liberatores Cup in 2011. Uruguay’s Oscar Washington Tabarez was named coach of the year for the second time in a row.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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The Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world was released recently. India’sMahendra Singh Dhoni cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who led India to win the World Cup after 28 years was named in the list along with four other Indians. The other Indians in the list include Mukesh Ambani, VS Ramachandran, Azim Premji and Aruna

Vikram Pandit

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Citigroup has rewarded CEO Vikram Pandit with an over $16 million “retention award” for his “outstanding job” of steering the financial giant to profitability and executing a strategy for sustainable growth. It is to be noted that he has been taking home a token $1 salary from Citigroup since 2009. Pandit took over as Citigroup CEO in December, 2007. Citi had received USD 45 billion in taxpayer aid during the financial crisis. Citigroup reported net income of USD 10.6 billion dollars for 2010, the first profitable year for the bank since Pandit took over.

Vikram Pandit

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Citigroup has rewarded CEO Vikram Pandit with an over $16 million “retention award” for his “outstanding job” of steering the financial giant to profitability and executing a strategy for sustainable growth. It is to be noted that he has been taking home a token $1 salary from Citigroup since 2009. Pandit took over as Citigroup CEO in December, 2007. Citi had received USD 45 billion in taxpayer aid during the financial crisis. Citigroup reported net income of USD 10.6 billion dollars for 2010, the first profitable year for the bank since Pandit took over.

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

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The arrest of International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on attempted rape and assault charges in New York had the effect on the political scene of France as it was widely expected that Kahn would resign his post at the IMF and would run for the French presidential poll in 2012. In the meantime French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde has become the new IMF chief.

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