It may be months — this fall, perhaps? — before we know what happens with EBay classifieds. They’re “in play,” as stock market parlance goes, along with StubHub, the EBay ticket business. Under pressure from activist investors, EBay has started a “strategic review” and may sell or spin off the classified businesses and StubHub, or may do nothing. Meantime, it’s already taken steps to pacify those investors.

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