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Both my parents and I own some Viacom through the convoluted trail that once was Westinghouse Electric. They own 87 shares, and were sent a letter from Viacom last week asking if they'd like to (a) sell their shares, or (b) buy 13 additional shares from the company to bring their holdings up to a whole round lot. The kicker?

The company wanted to sell those 13 additional shares at $45 per.

Dear Mr. Redstone, April Fool's Day isn't for another 4 months, thankyouverymuch.

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