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Outlook roundup: Microsoft, General Mills

The Associated Press

Among the earnings projection stories for Tuesday, Feb. 19, from the AP Financial Desk:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft is so confident it has the Internet's best email service that it is about to spend at least $30 million to send its message across the U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- General Mills backed its 2013 earnings forecast Tuesday and said it plans to improve its profitability and return more cash to shareholders.