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In a surprise move, Citigroup announced on Tuesday that Vikram S. Pandit, the bank’s chief executive, had resigned, effective immediately. While his unexpectedly fast departure has raised many questions, critics said there were many signs that the end was near for Pandit.


1. How long had Mr. Pandit been chief executive of Citigroup?
2. What were some of the signs leading up to Mr. Pandit’s resignation?
3. Research the $45 billion lifeline provided to Citigroup from the federal government. When was it paid back and was it a profitable venture for tax payers?


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