The DOJ has been investigating the proposed deal since at least September. The announcement should coincide with European Commission approval of the deal as well, removing all remaining hurdles to the agreement which allows Yahoo to use Microsoft's Bing search technology to power its search engine.
Within the next month, the Justice Department will give its blessing to the search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo.
NY Post: "Steve Ballmer and Carol Bartz are about to get the blessing of the Justice Department to get hitched," writes the NY Post. An inside source says that the Justice Department will officially approve the search deal between Microsoft and Yahoo within 20 to 30 days.