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Stock Watch: Microsoft Leads Technology Issues Lower

By Nora Macaluso
Apr 3, 2000 12:00 AM PT

Microsoft, Inc. was down 12 15/64 to 94 1/64 in early trading Monday following reports that failed talks between the software giant and the government have cleared the way for a judge's ruling in the landmark antitrust case. The news sent other technology issues -- and the Nasdaq market -- lower as well.

Stock Watch: Microsoft Leads Technology Issues Lower

A ruling against Microsoft would allow a host of lawsuits against the company to go forward. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said the company would continue to operate the way it has been, and investors should focus on the long term. "The ruling is just a step in the legal process," Gates was quoted as saying. "It doesn't change any situation relative to what we do."


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Has technology made transportation more or less safe?
Traveling by all modes of transportation has become riskier with each passing year.
In general, transportation safety has been improving steadily, despite some failures.
Some modes of transportation have been improving while others have become less safe.
We may have reached a tipping point where more tech means less safety.
Don't blame the tech -- greedy companies haven't done adequate testing.
Government regulators have not been playing a strong enough oversight role.
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