Google -- A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Wall Street
It was bad enough when Google was forced to report poor earnings for its third fiscal 2012 quarter. But an error by R.R. Donnelley, its publishing firm, led to its quarterly report being released early in the day on Thursday, not after the close of the stock market as was expected.
For investors, the result was seeing over 8 percent of the company's equity vaporize on Thursday instead of on Friday.