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Men’s Wearhouse makes new pitch to Jos. A. Bank

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Men’s Wearhouse says it could boost its offer to Jos. A. Bank if the rival men’s clothing retailer forms a committee to reconsider merging the two companies.

The companies have been dancing around a combination. Earlier this month, Jos. A. Bank Clothier rejected a $1.61 billion takeover offer from Men’s Wearhouse.

On Thursday, Men’s Wearhouse, based in Fremont, Calif., asked Jos. A. Bank Clothiers to reconsider. It also says that Men’s Wearhouse could raise the offer if Jos. A. Bank can show it is worth more.

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