AIG posts $9 billion loss

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AIG posts $9 billion loss

AIG reported a substantial fourth-quarter loss Friday, largely due to costs associated with selling off large stakes in its insurance businesses to reduce the debt it owes to taxpayers.

The New York-based insurance company said it lost $8.9 billion, or $65.51 per share, during the three-month period ended Dec. 31. A year earlier, AIG lost $61.7 billion, the largest quarterly loss in history.

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