Yahoo (YHOO) +5.2% premarket after Alibaba's Jack Ma states his interest in buying the company....

|By:, SA News Editor

Yahoo (YHOO) +5.2% premarket after Alibaba's Jack Ma states his interest in buying the company. Stifel Nicolaus sees a potential deal via a round of investment into Alibaba from parties that could include Microsoft (MSFT), Softbank and Silver Lake. But the sensitivity of personal online data being controlled by a company outside the U.S. would prompt a hard look from the U.S. government.