Business & Finance: Travelers' Traveler

One morning fortnight ago Travelers Bank on Rue de la Paix, Paris posted a blue-penciled sign on its door: "The bank will open tomorrow at noon." But the bank did not open the next day, nor the next nor the next. No one could explain why it had closed, least of all its employes. Finally on complaint of some annoyed customers who wanted their money, French officials closed it tighter than ever by sealing the vaults. Apparently the only person who could solve the mystery was the bank's founder, principal owner and undisputed boss,...

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