AIG Fights For Survival With time running out on its finances, American International Group continues to plead for assistance in a meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Scrambling to raise as much as $75 billion in capital, the giant insurer needs either a bridge loan from the Fed itself or from a lending pool organized by a consortium of banks. AIG (nyse: AIG - news - people ), with 103,000 employees and more than $1 trillion of assets, is more than an insurance company. It is arguably the biggest player in the financial services industry; a collapse, many fear, could be catastrophic. AIG Fights For Survival - Forbes.com Cry me a river...another mega-corp "begging" for our money The good 'ol USA, Inc.