Business as Unusual

Hosting a convention can be a big boost to a city — one estimate says the Dems may have brought Denver $200 million in economic activity. But it can be a headache too. Traffic snarls travel — in Denver, two major arteries near the proceedings were shut down for the better part of three days, and St. Paul is warning of headaches as well — and security precautions abound: Among other safety precautions, St. Paul has shut down some freeway exits and set up a $3.4 million surveillance-camera network.

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