To Go For The Gold, You Gotta Have Green

When stockbroker Michael R. Lofton quit Wall Street two years ago, he began a futile search for another job that would allow him to maintain a career while chasing Olympic gold. The combination didn't sit well with potential employers. After learning that Lofton might be away from the office nearly a third of the time for training and competition, they showed him the door. But that was before Lofton, the country's top fencer, found some powerful help.

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