Thursday, June 01, 2006

TALE OF TWO BANKERS -- An investment banker meets a central banker:

One reached the pinnacle of wealth and prestige as a dealmaker on Wall Street. The other was an academic superstar, brilliant but somewhat shy and more at ease in Bermuda shorts than suits.

But now they find themselves side by side in confronting a stiff new test: helping to guide the economy from a period of fast growth and cheap money through one of higher interest rates, jittery markets and a falling dollar.