Business: The Hunts Are on the Hunt

And believe their clouds have silver linings

Nelson Bunker Hunt is lying low these days, which is not easy for the 275 Ib. Croesus, whose silver market setback last month triggered Wall Street's worst panic in nearly two decades. Hunt had tried to corner silver and been badly squeezed, when prices plummeted from $21.50 per oz. to $10.20 in less than four days. Early last week Hunt was tucking into a steak dinner in the Rib Room of London's Carlton Tower hotel when a Merrill Lynch customer's man seated near by spotted him. After...

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