Business: Block Out

Benjamin Block, broker to Wall Street market makers for nearly 20 years, retired from his Stock Exchange firm last week. His best customers were Jesse Lauriston Livermore, famed bear operator, and William Crapo Durant, oldtime head of General Motors and leader of many a potent pool in the Coolidge bull market. Broker Block would often take huge selling orders from Bear Livermore over one telephone while Bull Durant was on another wire to place huge buying orders. To customers he thought were wrong he would snort: "You're throwing your...

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