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Microsoft Still Holding on to Afternoon Gains

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jumped 2 points to $65.75 around 1 p.m. and was still holding onto about half the gain in heavy trading two hours later. The runup was sparked by the resignation of Joel Klein, the

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official who took the company to court on antitrust charges. The stock is up 3% from Monday's close.