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  • InvestmentGuru2001 InvestmentGuru2001 Jun 28, 2001 2:07 PM Flag

    The reason why the stock was halted

    READ THE DECISION! This is not good news for MSFT. Note I said hold, not short or sell. But the reality is MSFT will pay a penalty and a substantial one -- either through a court order or settlement.

    The government won't allow a slap ont he wrist -- they did that once and were burned. Expect either a breakup or a hefty fine followed by specific regulatory controls.

    Remember, many other high-tech companies, including SUNW, supported George W. The politics are not close to a slam dunk for MSFT. In fact, I'd argue the government will persist in spite of Bush's suggestion for settlement.

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    • This decision cannot be seen as anything other than an msft win. Facing break-up, this remedy has been remanded back to the lower courts. Additionally, the judge's bias has been grossly exposed, calling into question the entire proceedings. This thing has settlement written all over it and that IS good news. Contrary opinions are unfounded.

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