Monday & Tuesday Open Thread
Citigroup is reportedly in talks with Morgan Stanley to partially merge their two businesses . Morgan Stanley may buy a 51% stake in Smith Barney. This deal would essentially merge their brokerage firms.
In continuing Israeli-Palestinian news, the IDF has called up some reservists and is sending them into Gaza to cripple Hamas. Since Dec. 27, approximately 890 Palestinians have died and 3,600 have been injured. Israel reports that 10 Israeli soldiers and 3 Israeli civilians have been killed as well.