Thomson ReutersFebruary 14, 2013 09:45
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One-man bank keeps German village business running
GAMMESFELD, Germany (Reuters) - Peter Breiter, 41, is an unusual banker. Not for him the big bonuses, complicated financial instruments and multi-million deals. He is happy instead writing transaction slips out by hand for the 500 inhabitants of the tiny southern German village of Gammesfeld.
Captain Cook's pistol fetches $227,000 at auction