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Bank Holding Companies

Bank holding companies are the new hotness. Just transform your business from whatever it is now -- say, American Express or Petco -- to a bank holding company, and you can line up for some that sweet bailout cash.

Posted on November 13, 2008, at 5:05 p.m. ET

It's not so easy. But a number of companies are mulling the change to get more help from the government in the form of cold, hard currency.

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