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Damn You, Frank. Damn You To Hell.

You (et al) had to stick your nose(s) in the Northern Trust trough, didn't you, you meddling bastard(s)? Now you've gone and scared Morgan Stanley off, a firm which, you should be reminded, canceled Christmas this year. And now, because it's apparently a crime to kick back and whack a few, this. I hope you realize John Mack's going to have to bring in a boatload of Sicilian pastry desserts to make this up to the team.

Morgan Stanley (MS.N), citing a tougher market and political environment, said on Wednesday it will not entertain clients and executives as part of a professional golf tournament it is sponsoring in June.
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Morgan Stanley will continue to sponsor the event from June 4 through June 7, "The Memorial Tournament presented by Morgan Stanley," at a Dublin, Ohio, golf club. Typically, sponsorship deals are subject to contracts that are difficult, and expensive, to cancel.
The investment bank last fall received $10 billion from the Treasury as one of the first banks bolstered by the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP.
Morgan Stanley (MS.N), citing a tougher market and political environment, said on Wednesday it will not entertain clients and executives as part of a professional golf tournament it is sponsoring in June.
"We've canceled our participation in the event due to the environment," a spokeswoman said, though she declined further comment.

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