Sources say Google (GOOG) is in early-stage talks with private-equity firms about financing a...

|By:, SA News Editor

Sources say Google (GOOG) is in early-stage talks with private-equity firms about financing a bid for Yahoo's (YHOO) core business. It's unclear why Google would want to back such a deal; perhaps a back-door to Yahoo's websites would subject Google to less scrutiny than an outright buy?