Business: Bear Friday

Speculators chewed ragged cigars last week, conferred past midnight, lost their sleep. Thursday's stock market had closed strong when the Bank of England did not raise its rediscount rate. Then, late in the afternoon, came announcement that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York had raised its rate from 5% to 6%. Wall Street was caught unprepared. Tycoons rushed to telephones, brokers called up bankers. Ten members of the Stock Exchange were seen leaving a Broad Street building in one nervous, gesticulating group. Long after...

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