Maybe, JUST MAYBE, Mr. Hintz, your former company has learned something from their past mistakes, unlike the other Wall Street jerks who are still robbing the American public blind. It is exactly that high-risk stupor that all of you stock analysts and brokers have used to line your pockets at your investors' expense that has put this country and the world in its current mess.
It is time for all investors, from the small town guy/gal trying to save for their retirement to non-profits trying to keep their organizations afloat, to Buffett and all the others with great wealth, to stop letting their brokers gamble their hard (and not so hard) earned money away. Put you money in LOCAL investments, banks, and credit unions. Don't continue to support these black hole "too big to fail" banks and other corporations (insurance companies, manufacturers, etc.)
BTW, why does GE, GM, or any other manufacturing company need to have their own financial branches that got involved in taking these great risks???? I can understand self-financing their own products to their customers, but branching out into other fields totally unrelated to the products they manufacture????? No wonder so many of them are in trouble now.