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The Wall Street Journal's report that Microsoft is looking for partners to dine on Yahoo's carcass à la carte — a group which includes Journal owner News Corp., whose media-mogul boss, Rupert Murdoch, has long flirted with swapping MySpace for a chunk of Yahoo — triggered after-hours trading that boosted Yahoo's stock well above $21 a share, keeping it from dipping below the $19 it was trading at before Team Redmond's initial buyout offer was announced. We can only hope the story was sourced better than TechCrunch's earlier stock-boosting rumor.