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ZDNet: Microsoft on the chopping block?

Jan 13, 2000, 18:20 (4 Talkback[s])

"The U.S. government favors breaking up Microsoft Corp. to settle the company's landmark antitrust case, people familiar with mediation talks taking place in Chicago said on Wednesday."

"USA Today reported earlier on Wednesday that the government favored a breakup... A Justice Department spokeswoman said the USA Today report was inaccurate... Others familiar with the case said USA Today was correct in saying the government favored breaking up the company but incorrect in the way it characterized how the government wants the company to be restructured."

"People familiar with the talks in Chicago said there did not appear to be significant disagreement now between the states and the Justice Department in the negotiations."

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