Forget the federally-backed deal for Citigroup to buy Wachovia, because now Wells Fargo will take over Wachovia for $15.4 billion--and the Wall Street Journal says it won't require any government assistance. Earlier this week, Wachovia agreed to sell its banking operations to Citigroup," and the FDIC would have been responsible for any potential loan losses. Bell Rock Captial CIO Cassandra Toroian told CNBC, "For Citigroup, this is a real loss...this was a deal that was going to save them as much as it was saving Wachovia," while Wachovia was "smart" and is getting a "better deal."
Wells Fargo, Not Citigroup, Will Buy Wachovia
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