OK, just in case you thought it was over -- it isn't. Like many on-again, off-again relationships, now Yahoo!
Come to think of it, sometimes couples like this can be really annoying.
In a Reuters interview, head Yahooligan Jerry Yang said he has "mixed feelings" about how things went down with Microsoft. Well, no wonder -- Yahoo!'s stock, as expected, tanked by nearly 15% yesterday. It seems many shareholders are understandably irritated, incensed, infuriated, and other unpleasant emotions that start with the letter "i."
Reuters also quoted Yang as saying, "[Microsoft] started it and then they walked away." Microsoft "started it"? I'm not sure that statement inspires confidence in the recent proceedings, since it sounds like something overheard at grade-school recess.
My Foolish colleague Rick Munarriz doesn't seem to think this saga is over yet. One thing haunts me, though: It's hard to take on Google
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Mergers and acquisitions remain hot topics of conversation. Yesterday, speculation bubbled that Bank of America
Meanwhile, word on the wire also hints that Deutsche Telekom may have its acquisitive eye on beleaguered telecom company Sprint Nextel
There's more pain and less gain in the financial sector today -- Switzerland's UBS
Unlike the lion's share of its corporate peers, AFLAC has given shareholders the non-binding privilege of voting on executives' pay. (It's just a say in the matter, not veto power -- yet many companies seem to think such a concept is heresy.) Well, the masses have voted, and 93% of shareholders gave AFLAC's compensation plan the thumbs-up. Now, that wasn't so hard, now was it?
So how does that $120-per-barrel oil sound? I know, not fun. Thanks for joining me for breakfast today, and I hope to see you back here tomorrow. Have a great and Foolish day!