What $700 billion could buy your company

With the government poised to spend big to rescue Wall St., we examine what else that amount of money could buy.
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Late last week, the Bush administration unveiled a staggering plan to bail out the financial industry by having the federal government purchase $700 billion in unwanted mortgages and mortgage-backed securities. For those of you keeping score at home, this means the government could soon spend nearly $1 trillion on what amounts to a large pile of trash. To give you some perspective on just how large this sum of money is, we've broken down what sort of assets your company could purchase with $700 billion, including wireless communications devices, data centers and even new CEOs.

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