General Growth hearing delayed to weigh bids

General Growth Properties Inc., the second-biggest U.S. mall owner, said a bankruptcy court hearing on its auction process
will be delayed five days to give the company time to consider competing bids, including one from Indianapolis-based Simon
Property Group.

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Simon making $10B bet on future of malls

Wall Street today is cheering Simon Property Group Inc.’s giant bet on the future of retail real estate, a sector that
appeared left for dead just months ago. The nation’s largest mall owner has offered $10 billion to take over its
nearest rival, Chicago-based General Growth Properties Inc., which is in bankruptcy.

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