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  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • "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.