Editor's note: The headline of this story was changed to reflect the degree to which any Yahoo!-Alibaba deal was threatened by China-U.S. politics. Alibaba CEO Jack Ma did not say that a potential deal for Yahoo! could be "halted" but rather that it had faced "political issues."
When the news broke Wednesday of another bid for the Internet company", Yahoo! shares ticked higher after hours. A consortium of companies, including Alibaba, private-equity firms Blackstone (BX) and Bain Capital, and Japanese firm Softbank have talked about doing a joint deal for Yahoo! in the range of $20 a share. The supposed deal would value Yahoo! at $25 billion.
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