"Yahoo has been embattled for such a long time that there are a lot of people prepared to believe the worst about that company," said Boston University's Post, who specializes in corporate governance and professional ethics. "When you're angry at the management and the board, when nothing's going right and you're losing money, it's understandable that shareholders would adopt an 'off with their head' attitude."
AP Business Writer Christina Rexrode in New York contributed to this story.
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