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Yahoo’s Talks With Microsoft Conclude; Google Search-Ad Deal Coming

The Wall Street Journal and others are reporting that a search pact for Yahoo and Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is imminent. The news was first reported by TechCrunch, which says the announcement is scheduled for 1:30 PM PST this afternoon (after market on EST); the Journal is hedging its bets so far on the actual announcement.

Google and Yahoo have left the door open for a search deal all along, despite suggestions of anti-trust issues. Google chairman and CEO Eric Schmidt told Fox Business News Wednesday: “You are presuming that there