What should Microsoft do with its $56 billion in cash?

At Seattle PI

"Now, without further ado, it's on to the next poll, newly posted in the upper right-hand corner of the Microsoft page. It asks a question that promises to be timely during the next few weeks: "What should Microsoft do with its $56 billion in cash?" Your choices: buy back shares; increase its annual dividend; make a huge, one-time payout to shareholders; use it for acquisitions; use it to avoid cuts in employee benefits; keep it; or some combination of the above."

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Comments (11)
  1. KP says:

    Give the employees a decent benefits package so that they feel motivated to work hard for the company.

  2. Tom says:

    KP – give me the name of 1 company that has a better benefits package than Microsoft. Back up your assertion with facts as well.

  3. MS says:

    We are not talking about other companies Tom. We are talking about MS.

  4. RK says:

    Google has more benefits than MS.

  5. hire 186,000 new employees.

  6. Felix says:

    Or just hire me so I can make it $57 billion


  7. KP says:

    Tom, tell me one company that has been so successful, has $56Billion in the bank and is on record as saying that it’s people are it’s most valuable assets?

  8. indian says:


    refer fortune

    KP is right

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