A Time When Bankers Were Heroes to Public

Virginia Hammerness says that the people running Bank of America right now are "a bunch of idiots." But Hammerness is not just another angry stockholder. Her grandfather was A.P. Giannini, the founder of Bank of America. Giannini was something many would find surprising today – a revered banker. He was on the cover of Time magazine twice and was even thought to be the model for Jimmy Stewart's character in "It's a Wonderful Life." His career started in 1904, when he quit his job at an...Full Story
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