CEOs who will be on the hotseat in 2014

These chief execs face uphill battles in the year to come. Some will likely see another year in the corner office. Others may have to face the music.

Marissa Mayer -- Yahoo

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Though Mayer won Wall Street's favor with stock buybacks and big-name acquisitions -- like Tumblr and Summly -- soon after joining Yahoo in July 2012, the buzz over Yahoo hasn't been reflected in its revenue, which increased by only 2% in her first calendar year as CEO. The gains Yahoo's (YHOO, Fortune 500) stock has made of late are mostly a result of its investments in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan, not the success of its core business.

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