Business: Aw Gee, Guys

Pay-up time for the Hunts

It was a fittingly larger-than-life denouement to one of the grandest money-losing speculations of recent history, and it provided a blunt reminder that even billionaires can get in over their heads. With their dreams of cashing in on last winter's silver boom now transformed into mushrooming debts of $980 million, Bunker, Herbert and Lamar Hunt have been struggling all spring to fend off ruin. Papers on file last week in the Dallas County Courthouse, and elsewhere around the country, showed just how desperate their plight has become, as...

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