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"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation" said Henry David Thoreau. The Conference Board said on Tuesday that 45% of Americans are unhappy in their jobs. I don't know if that qualifies as "the mass of men", but it's a lot and probably not surprising given the economic circumstances the nation finds itself in.
If no private equity bridge loan: 20 percent chance that a sov. wealth fund or private equity would offer a high interest rate loan with an option to buy the entire company at a price above the present market value.
Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.
Stocks closed lower as fears that inflation was hampering holiday gift-buying combined with wider concerns about the state of the economy.
Aon, one of the world's largest insurance brokers, said on Monday it has agreed to sell two units for about $2.75 billion and will devote the proceeds of the deal to a share buyback.
The state of Ohio has filed an anti-trust lawsuit accusing Marsh & McLennan, AIG and three other insurers and their subsidiaries of price fixing and other anti-competitive behavior, Attorney General Marc Dann said on Monday.
DaimlerChrysler and a group of insurers have agreed to settle a dispute over recovering the costs of a U.S. class-action lawsuit in 2003, the German car maker and insurers said.