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Ranking the New CEOs in 2014

Will these new CEOs lead the way to success, or just spin their companies' wheels?

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Bloomberg’s Jeff Green and Carol Hymowitz reported in November that U.S. CEO turnover is at the highest level since 2008. Through the third quarter, a total of 43 companies in the S&P 500 were working under new CEOs. Recently, there have been some high-profile changes in the C-Suite, including Mary Barra taking the top spot at GM (GM) in the new year.

ceoSome of the changes will be good ones while others will lead to more of the same. Here at InvestorPlace, we thought it would be fun to handicap the job some of these more high-profile CEOs will do in 2014. In each case we’ll tell you if they’ll be a hit or a miss — and why.

It’s not easy being the CEO of a large company. These five have their work cut out for them.

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