. . enough to recover yesterday's loss.

Of course, for Microsoft, "up sharply" or "down sharply" means a fraction of a point these days - it's a trading range stock.

I am now (accidently) a Microsoft stockholder, but I will probably ask my brokeress to dump it and take the tax loss. In my opinion it ain't goin anywhere anytime soon and the anual yield of $62 is hardly worth the bother.

And no, I ain't the new shill.