Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp. hope that by joining forces, they can tilt the balance of power in internet search away from Google Inc. First, however, Yahoo and Microsoft have to convince regulators that their plan won't hurt online advertisers and consumers, reports the Associated Press. As the U.S. Justice Department reviews the proposed partnership, approval figures to hinge on this question: Will the online ad market be healthier if Google's dominance is challenged by a single, more muscular rival instead of two smaller foes? European regulators are also expected to review the deal, and Microsoft and Yahoo are bracing...

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