Private equity houses Carlyle and JF Lehman are among the bidders for DaimlerChrysler's [DCX] MTU Aero Engines business. MTU's presence in the military aviation market should tide it through the slowdown in civil aviation sales. This makes it very attractive to financial buyers, who can sell the firm on once the civil sector recovers.<BR /><BR />
With more than a quarter of US households being classed as underbanked, if the US Postal Service moved into financial services it would stand a good chance of generating significant revenues.
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