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Question 1: 

What price per share is Microsoft offering for LinkedIn? How does this compare to LinkedIn’s closing stock price on Friday?

Question 2:

Do you think the deal will help revitalize Microsoft? Why or why not?

Question 3:

Both boards approved the deal. Do you think the deal makes shareholders of both Microsoft andLinkedIn better off? Why or why not?

Question 4:

Why are synergies difficult to realize when big companies combine?

Question 5:

Why do you think Moody’s said it would review Microsoft’s triple-A credit rating for a potential downgrade following news of the acquisition?

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