High-level talks were held Saturday to try to figure out a rescue for troubled financial giant Lehman Brothers, which has operated in the city for one-and-a-half centuries.
Sources told the Associated Press that participants included leading Wall Street executives and financial officials including Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.
Paulson said previously that he will not allow a direct government bailout.
Among the options that were considered were selling Lehman outright or breaking it up into pieces.
Lehman reported nearly $4 billion in third-quarter losses Wednesday, the largest in the company’s 158-year history.
The losses are attributed to sales and write-downs on Lehman’s residential and commercial real estate assets.
Lehman’s total losses for the year are nearly $7 billion.