High Finance: Texas on Wall Street

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According to Texas lore, the reason Dallas has one of the nation's busiest airports is that outbound jets are loaded with Texas businessmen heading for Wall Street to borrow money. The two most notable jet passengers from Dallas to New York last week—flying on separate planes to increase the odds that at least one of them would survive the trip—were bound on a different mission. John Dabney Murchison, 39, and his brother Clinton Williams Murchison Jr., 37, flew to Manhattan not as suppliants but as conquerors. In a coup that...

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