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New York Economy Will Feel Wall Street’s Pain

September 16, 2008
Before Lehman Brothers went bankrupt and Merrill Lynch & Co. was forced to sell, the subprime mortgage crisis prompted estimates of Wall Street job losses to soar from 2,000 to 33,000 during the current downtown. Now, those numbers could climb even higher.
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Bank of America Ready to Ease Merrill Into Fold

September 15, 2008
Announcing the acquisition in New York, Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis wore a broad grin in describing what he called ‘the strategic opportunity of a lifetime’ to merge the world’s most renowned retail brokerage force with one of the country’s largest consumer banks.
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USIS Announces Plan to Merge With HireRight

June 10, 2008
The announcement comes a few months after word of another potential deal in the background checking arena. In February, publishing and information firm Reed Elsevier said it planned to acquire data broker ChoicePoint for $4.1 billion.
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Yahoo Signs Ad Deal With Newspapers

June 4, 2008
The job board also announced new advertising deals with Wal-Mart Stores and CBS, becoming the exclusive reseller of display advertising on and also streaming CBS’ television shows online.
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