Seattle-Microsoft Corp. and the Department of Justice are considering ways to settle the government's antitrust case against the Redmond, Wash.-based software giant, the Seattle Times
reported Monday. ``You never block out the notion of settlement, but we're not going to talk about it publicly,'' Microsoft COO Bob Herbold told the newspaper. The trial is scheduled to resume early next month. On Monday, Federal Trade Commission attorneys and Intel Corp. said they had reached a tentative settlement in the government's antitrust case against the Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip maker.