Business: High Flyers in Trouble

The world's stock markets run with due respect for the rules of irony.

Although they are the biggest casinos on earth, the bourses often deal harshly with men whose commercial success or personal fame has been, sudden, surprising or adventurous. The long bear market has proved especially distressing for dozens of onetime skyrocket securities, and the men who ignited them. Last week three more celebrated high flyers were in varying degrees of trouble:

Comedown for Cornfeld

Bernard Cornfeld, the Midas of mutual funds, recently jetted to Acapulco for a summit conference with Hugh Hefner....

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