If diversification helps a company weather financial storms, surely this is the time to be diversified.

Citicorp and Travelers Group will put that idea to a grand test when they close their merger today and form Citigroup, a $747 billion-asset, globe-girdling company active in everything from savings accounts and credit cards to insurance, brokerage, and investment banking.

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