Mr. Gates goes to Washington

Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates, with his wife Melinda.

[IMGCAP(1)]Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates, with his wife Melinda, came to Washington last week to testify at a hearing on proposed sanctions against the company for antitrust violations. Nine states and the District of Columbia have rejected the terms of an agreement Microsoft made last year with the Justice Department and are seeking tougher restrictions. Gates contended that the measures the states want would undercut the company's ability to function

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