Corporations: Making Money

The American Bank Note Co. is a staid old institution that makes money by making money. The oldest and richest of the three U.S. firms that still print bank notes, it is a sort of job-lot treasurer that churns out paper money for 55 nations around the world, including Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt and Guatemala. From its presses last year 25 million stock certificates and 7.5 million bonds, all the travelers' checks for American Express and four other firms, corporate checks for more than 2,000 of the nation's largest firms, and postage...

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