On the chopping block: 101 CEO's exited in August

Oh, the life at the top. From the penthouse to the outhouse.

Indeed these are volatile times, even for chief executive officers.

In August, 101 CEO changes were recorded, down 20 percent from 126 in July, according to data tracked by job placement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

The turnover at the top was down 40 percent from a year ago when financial markets were roiling and the economy was in turmoil.

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