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AIG opts out of suit against US

NEW YORK — Afraid of looking like a world-class ingrate, AIG on Wednesday decided against suing the federal government over the $182 billion bailout that saved the giant insurance company from collapse.

American International Group was put in the awkward position of having to consider joining a lawsuit brought against Uncle Sam by its former chief executive, Maurice ‘‘Hank’’ Greenberg.

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