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Citigroup may be considering a merger

Nov 21, 2008
With its stock having lost more than a quarter of its value on Thursday, Citigroup looks like it could be in talks for a merger or sale. The company's board reportedly will meet today. Janet Babin has the story.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

Google backs out of Yahoo deal

Nov 6, 2008
Federal regulators are glad to see the Google/Yahoo ad partnership fail because they feared less competition would make online ad sales expensive. Janet Babin reports consumer advocates are happy for another reason.
Posted In: Internet, Mergers and Acquisitions

The new president's unenviable job

Nov 5, 2008
Tremendous economic problems await the new president, from the deficit to unemployment. To find out what President Obama's to-do list is going to look like, we're joined by Washington Bureau Chief John Dimsdale.
Posted In: Auto, Economy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Wall Street

Virgin considering a three-way deal

Oct 30, 2008
Virgin is considering possible three-way deal between itself, BMI and Luftansa. Virgin could get local flights in the U.K. and also form an alliance with Luftansa for international flights. Megan Williams reports.
Posted In: Airlines, Mergers and Acquisitions

Loan not good idea for U.S. car makers

Oct 30, 2008
There's talk of a loan to GM and Chrysler to assist with a merger. But economics correspondent Chris Farrell tells Scott Jagow U.S. auto makers should avoid a government loan and just declare bankruptcy.
Posted In: Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions

For GM, the bad news keeps on coming

Oct 29, 2008
Merger talks with Chrysler are "progressing," but GM's troubles are not at bay. The automaker announced another global sales drop and reportedly plans to cut back on new car development. Renita Jablonski asks if that's wise.
Posted In: Auto, Economy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Wall Street

Should rescue money fund takeovers?

Oct 21, 2008
Is the Fed encouraging a shakeout in the regional bank sector? Word is the government might allow mid-sized banks to buy weaker rivals with bailout money, instead of issuing loans. Jeremy Hobson checks it out.
Posted In: Economy, Mergers and Acquisitions

The next president's challenge

Oct 17, 2008
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to historian David Kennedy about the tools the next president will have at their disposal for battling America's financial crisis.
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GM steps up pace of Chrysler deal

Oct 17, 2008
With General Motors stock trading around $6, the company would like to close a merger deal with Chrysler as soon as possible. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports where GM's turnaround plan went wrong.
Posted In: Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions

Acquired banks are allowed bad reports

Oct 17, 2008
If banks under merger deals come out with poor earnings reports, could the deals fall apart? Rachel Dornhelm reports an acquiring bank might not see a large write-down at a troubled partner as an entirely bad thing.
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