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  • U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 5, 2008

    Carlos Slim

    The World's Second-Richest Person 2008

    U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 5, 2008

    On March 5, 2008, Forbes ranked Slim as the world's second-richest person, behind Warren Buffett and ahead of Bill Gates.




  • New York, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 6, 2008

    Atari, Inc.

    Infogrames acquisition

    New York, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 6, 2008

    On March 6, 2008, Infogrames made an offer to Atari Inc. to buy out all remaining public shares for a value of $1.68 per share, or $11 million total. The offer would make Infogrames sole owner of Atari Inc., thus making it a privately held company. On April 30, 2008, Atari Inc. announced its intentions to accept Infogrames' buyout offer and to merge with Infogrames. On October 8, 2008, Infogrames completed its acquisition of Atari Inc., making it a wholly owned subsidiary.




  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 6, 2008

    iOS

    IPhone SDK

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Thursday Mar 6, 2008

    On March 6, 2008, Apple held a press event, announcing the iPhone SDK.




  • U.S.
    Monday Mar 17, 2008

    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    The Federal Reserve guaranteed Bear Stearns' bad loans to facilitate its acquisition by JPMorgan Chase

    U.S.
    Monday Mar 17, 2008

    March 17, 2008: The Federal Reserve guaranteed Bear Stearns' bad loans to facilitate its acquisition by JPMorgan Chase.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 2008

    Visa Inc.

    Visa sold 406 million shares at US$44 per share ($2 above the high end of the expected $37–42 pricing range), raising US$17.9 billion in the largest initial public offering in U.S. history

    U.S.
    Tuesday Mar 18, 2008

    The IPO took place on March 18, 2008. Visa sold 406 million shares at US$44 per share ($2 above the high end of the expected $37–42 pricing range), raising US$17.9 billion in the largest initial public offering in U.S. history.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Mar 20, 2008

    Visa Inc.

    the IPO underwriters exercised their overallotment option

    U.S.
    Thursday Mar 20, 2008

    On March 20, 2008, the IPO underwriters (including JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs & Co., Bank of America Securities LLC, Citi, HSBC, Merrill Lynch & Co., UBS Investment Bank and Wachovia Securities) exercised their overallotment option, purchasing an additional 40.6 million shares, bringing Visa's total IPO share count to 446.6 million, and bringing the total proceeds to US$19.1 billion.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Mar 29, 2008

    Dwayne Johnson

    Non-Wrestling Appearances

    U.S.
    Saturday Mar 29, 2008

    On March 29, 2008, Johnson appeared to induct his father and grandfather Peter Maivia and Rocky Johnson into the WWE Hall of Fame.


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