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Yahoo mulls outright sale of Internet business: sources

Move marks shift from company's original spin-off plans as it faces pressure from activist shareholders

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Stakeholders say that Yahoo's previous decision to spin off its core Web businesses will require shareholders to wait another year while the existing leadership continues to destroy value.

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Yahoo Inc is considering an outright sale of its business, marking what could hasten a significant shift in the company's thinking as it faces pressure from activist shareholders.

Just last month, Yahoo executives put forward a plan to spin off its main Internet business,