Article posted: 1/22/2013 1:54 PM

Reports: Microsoft may invest in Dell buyout

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Dell hasn't said whether it's interested in selling, but going private would enable the company to overhaul its operations without having to meet Wall Street's demands for higher quarterly earnings.

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Microsoft has joined the negotiations to buy struggling computer maker Dell, according to media reports.Both CNBC and The Wall Street Journal reported Microsoft may invest some of the money needed to take Dell private after 25 years as a publicly traded company.
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