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.

Jamie Dimon -- JPMorgan

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In May, the CEO and chair of JPMorgan (JPM, Fortune 500) was reelected to both posts by two-thirds of its shareholders. But that was before the nation's biggest bank forked over $13 billion to end civil investigations into its sale of mortgage-backed securities and prior to its payment of a reported $2 billion to resolve charges connected to the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. The monster settlements -- and the liability they suggest -- don't reflect well on Dimon, but it would be foolish to count him out. These are one-off payments, and JPMorgan's banking, loan-making, and trading still make tons of money.

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