Microsoft plans to cut another $1 billion in costs

Microsoft has advised Wall Street that its 2009 operating expenses are expected to come in at $26.7 billion to $26.9 billion, which is as much as $1 billion less than previous guidance, notes a story in Barrons.

Company CFO Chris Liddell mentioned the plan during the quarterly conference call, but offered no specifics on where the cuts will come. Microsoft's finances are still enviably healthy, but also fat. The company could lose a billion without having to increase the number of jobs it plans to cut in layoffs. But time will tell.

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