WALL STREET: Up & Down with Gus

For 21 years, friendly, pot-bellied Gus Fusaro was an elevator man in Manhattan's Equitable Building, only a block from the New York Stock Exchange. Financial bigwigs rode up & down in Gus's car. When the elevator was not too crowded, Gus obligingly provided a chair and chatted about the market. After he was promoted to assistant starter, some of his car riders occasionally gave him market tips to help him get ahead faster

He began to play the market in a small way, talked about it in a big way. Around lower Manhattan's Italian neighborhood, where Gus lived with his wife...

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