GREENSPAN AND HIS FRIENDS

HOW THE FED CHAIRMAN, TREASURY SECRETARY RUBIN AND THEIR CRASH TEAM NAVIGATED A SCARY WEEK. THE PLAN: WORRY A LOT, INTERFERE LITTLE

Alan Greenspan was not about to let a little global financial chaos interfere with his social life. The Federal Reserve chairman--by Tuesday the most influential man on earth--had fled his paneled office the night before he would deliver the most anticipated congressional testimony of his career. Greenspan ducked work to attend a rollicking charity roast for his new wife, NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. After Elizabeth Dole and other speakers took their turn poking fun at the younger half of one of Washington's best-known power couples, White House spokesman Mike McCurry came to the podium and addressed Greenspan. "Mr. Chairman, I...

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