Yahoo Searchesfor Profitability

CEO Jerry Yang's ambitious turnaround plan for the Internet media company satisfied investors. But "uncertainties still exist"

Technically, Yahoo! (YHOO) co-founder turned Chief Executive Officer Jerry Yang had a full nine days left to finish the promised 100-day review of his embattled Internet media company. But Yahoo's third-quarter earnings call Oct. 16 was as much a day of reckoning for Yang as it was an update on Yahoo's financials. Analysts wanted details of Yang's plans to make Yahoo more profitable and competitive. And they wanted them now.

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