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RealMoney Radio Mailbag: The Rationality of an eBay-Yahoo! Merger

A listener learns whether an eBay-Yahoo! merger makes sense to Cramer.

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Would a merger of Yahoo! (YHOO) and eBay (EBAY) - Get eBay Inc. Report make any sense?-- Tom

Jim Cramer

: I don't believe a merger between Yahoo!, which I own for my charitable trust,

Action Alerts PLUS, and eBay would work since both are facing company-specific problems that would not be solved with a merger. If only one of the companies was troubled it could make sense, but not when both are in need of an overhaul.

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