Q: What company had 2012's worst CEO? Hint: it starts with Best

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Here's one of those year-end lists you'd rather not make.

Business Week reports Dartmouth College professor and business author Sidney Finkelstein's annual list of the country's worst CEO's is headed this time around by Brian Dunn, the former leader of Best Buy. Dunn resigned in April, but the company has been through a full year's worth of headaches. With Best Buy's stock price, sales, and market share all sinking, Dunn abandoned ship amid allegations of an inappropriate relationship with an employee.

Dunn's resignation also made a year-end list, as Forbes looked back at the biggest corporate departures of 2012.

And the tumult at the Richfield-based electronics retailer will continue into the new year. Founder and former chairman Richard Schulze was reportedly on the verge of a buyout offer last week, as he works to take Best Buy private. But the company decided to extend a deadline for his offer into 2013, to give Schulze and his investors a chance to include Best Buy's holiday performance in their due diligence.

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