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Microsoft Takes Down Nasdaq

Legal woes trigger sell-off in high-priced tech issues.

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Microsoft's (MSFT) run-in with the federal government triggered a sell-off in the Nasdaq stock market Monday, sending the often volatile index plunging nearly 8%.

For the fifth time in six sessions, stocks in the technology-heavy market got whacked. This time the Nasdaq plunged nearly 350 points, or 7.6%, to 4223.63, putting the market well into correction territory.

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