eBay announces aquisition of Rent.com

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eBay just announced that it's purchasing Rent.com.  Price? $415 million, of which $385 million in stock and $30 million in cash.  eBay says Rent.com should generate revenue of over $40 million in 2004, and positive profitability. Looks like eBay is pushing further into the listings and classifieds business.