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Lehman: Finding a Buyer Will Be Tough

Experts worry there may be no one that can put the big deal together

(Newser) - Lehman Brothers is in the same bind as home sellers in a tight real estate market: they have a great asset for sale, but nobody has the money to buy, reports Bloomberg. The bank hopes to auction 55% of its asset-management fund, but experts say interested investors may not be... More »

Dow Tumbles Over 300 Points

Stocks slide on subprime worries, Nasdaq and S&P see huge losses

(Newser) - The Dow Jones lost 2.25% of its value today, after continuing subprime concerns, poorer-than-expected housing numbers, and a dearth of positive earnings reports scared traders off from recent rallies. The index was down 311.50 to 13473.57, though at one point its losses surpassed its worst close this... More »

Deals Excite Nervous Markets

Dow up 126.81; private-equity boom not over yet; oil has highest close since August

(Newser) - The Dow rose 126.81 points to 13535.43 today, as several big deals assuaged traders worried the recent LBO spate is coming to an end. Chief among them, the Journal's Market Watch reports, was a $32.6B buyout of BCE, Canada's largest telecom, by a consortium including two US... More »

BCE Agrees to Landmark LBO

Ontario teachers' retirement fund lines up largest Canadian takeover ever

(Newser) - Canada's dominant telecom company will go private in the country's biggest takeover ever, and one of the largest LBOs in the world. A powerful teachers' retirement fund and two American private-equity firms made a deal yesterday for CBE, also known as Bell Canada. The $48.5 billion (C$51.7 billion)... More »

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