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Analyze This: Citi In TARP

How likely is Citigroup to follow Bank of America and soon pay back TARP money?

According to our news partner Reuters, it may take longer than you think.

They say Citigroup and the U.S. government disagree over how much the bank should raise to repay taxpayers and talks may not finish for weeks or even months.

The bank and the government are struggling to resolve questions including how the government would shed its roughly 7.7 billion shares in the bank -- worth $31 billion at current prices -- and how the government would stop insuring a pool of troubled assets against loss, the sources said.

What must you know about these potentially bearish developments.

For insights we turned to David Trone of Macquarie Securities. Find out what he told the desk. Watch the video now!




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