According to a story
in today's WSJ, Microsoft's MSN online division is apparently trying to sell Slate
. The MSN business unit swung to an operating profit of $121 million in Microsoft's fiscal year that ended June 30, after losing $567 million in the 2003 fiscal year. The company attributed the turnaround to an increase in advertising revenue and a focus on keeping costs down. Slate itself is according to MS breaking even at this point. The site attracts about five million readers a month.