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How Alibaba Helps Yahoo Mask Business Woes

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Alibaba Group Holding, the Chinese e-commerce giant, has done a lot more for Yahoo than boost the company’s stock price by 80% over the past year.

Royalties that Alibaba paid to Yahoo for continuing to use the Web brand’s name on some Chinese websites, among other things, also made Yahoo’s deteriorating core business seem healthier than it was.

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