Who says a lion and a bear can't cohabitate?

Dreyfus of New York announced Nov. 18 it will acquire the 10 retail funds of Bear Stearns Asset Management, also of New York, for an undisclosed amount. The deal adds $4.7 billion to Dreyfus' current $170 billion mutual fund coffers; $3 billion in money market fund assets and $1.7 billion in equity and fixed-income fund assets.

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