Business: Seeking an End to the Global Slump

In the six centuries since its construction began, the secluded Château de Rambouillet, located 33 miles from Paris, has housed a long list of illustrious guests, including Marie Antoinette and Napoleon Bonaparte. This weekend the château will again make history by serving as the site of the world's first postwar summit meeting devoted exclusively to economics. The three-day gathering will bring together government chiefs of six nations that account for roughly 70% of the non-Communist world's production and trade: U.S. President Gerald Ford, French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Japanese Premier Takeo Miki, West...

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