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Tax Cuts Seen Influencing Microsoft Payout

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Tax Cuts Seen Influencing Microsoft Payout

Tax Cuts Seen Influencing Microsoft Payout

Tax Cuts Seen Influencing Microsoft Payout

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This week, Microsoft announced a one-time, $32-billion dividend for shareholders — the largest-ever corporate payout to investors. Some analysts say steep tax cuts on dividends supported by the Bush administration contributed to the company's decision. Hear NPR's Chris Arnold.