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Massachusetts has settled a $5 million fine with Morgan Stanley ( MS) for what it deemed to be improper research tied to the initial public offering of Facebook ( FB). Cerberus Capital is seeking to sell the company that manufactures a gun used in last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the Journal reported. "We have determined to immediately engage in a formal process to sell our investment in Freedom Group ...We believe that this decision allows us to meet our obligations to the investors whose interests we are entrusted to protect without being drawn into the national debate that is more properly pursued by those with the formal charter and public responsibility to do so," Cerberus said in a statement. -- Written by Joseph Woelfel >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Joseph Woelfel >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.