11/25/2008

The global money hunt has left companies with few options, and all have their downsides. Marriott International has drawn down its bank credit lines. A few, including GE, have turned to sovereign-wealth funds. Others, like GM and Ford, have sold their interests in companies not essential to their strategy. This isn't exclusively a big company problem: Under pressure from venture capitalists, many start-ups have been making deep cuts in their burn rates.

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