CompuServe confirms sale talks

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CompuServe Corp. and parent H&R Block confirmed they are in talks about "a possible business combination involving CompuServe." H&R Block owns 80.1% of the ailing online service. An H&R Block spokeswoman declined to comment on possible interest from rival America Online. Speculation surfaced Tuesday that AOL would soon make a bid for CompuServe; AOL declined to comment.

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