Others May Follow Microsoft's Lead on Stock Options Microsoft scraps its fabled employee stock option program. Stock options at the company had made many of its employees rich. Microsoft says that now, instead of issuing options for purchasing stock in the future, the company will give stock outright to its employees. Some analysts expect many other companies will soon follow in the computer giant's footsteps. NPR's Scott Simon talks with analyst Joe Nocera.
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Others May Follow Microsoft's Lead on Stock Options

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Others May Follow Microsoft's Lead on Stock Options

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Others May Follow Microsoft's Lead on Stock Options

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Microsoft scraps its fabled employee stock option program. Stock options at the company had made many of its employees rich. Microsoft says that now, instead of issuing options for purchasing stock in the future, the company will give stock outright to its employees. Some analysts expect many other companies will soon follow in the computer giant's footsteps. NPR's Scott Simon talks with analyst Joe Nocera.