Grand Jury Probes Theft of Documents Between eBay, Craigslist

U.S. prosecutors have launched a criminal probe into whether eBay employees took confidential information from classified ad website Craigslist as eBay sought to build a rival service, a copy of a grand jury subpoena obtained by Reuters shows. The two companies have been feuding for years in civil court over allegations that online giant eBay took a stake in Craigslist and then misappropriated confidential information while it secretly planned its own classifieds site.