Overture to Acquire AltaVista

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NEW YORK Overture, provider of pay-for-performance search to Web sites, has agreed to buy AltaVista, an Internet search company that is majority owned by CMGI, for $140 million.

The deal, which is expected to close in April upon customary approvals, calls for Overture to issue $80 million worth of common stock to Palo Alto, Calif.-based

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