After Citigroup Inc.'s deal last week to buy Associates First Capital Corp., William F. Aldinger 3d is suddenly the only major consumer finance company CEO left standing.

But Mr. Aldinger, chief executive officer of Household International Inc., says he is unfazed by talk that his company will inevitably be bought out as well.

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