CHICAGO -- You remember that old dating wisdom about playing hard to get? Turns out it might apply to the business world, too.Consider Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report), which opened the door this week on yet another possible takeover of Yahoo! (YHOO - Get Report). Just when it seemed like Microsoft had finally walked away from a potential deal, the company admitted they're still open to negotiations -- provided Yahoo! ditches its current board of directors.
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