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Bankers Erect Fences to Deflect Attacks That Don’t Come

Bankers in Charlotte, North Carolina, had prepared for the worst, bracing themselves for attacks from the Democratic Party’s convention stage and fencing in the entrances to guard their high-rise office towers against protests.

What they got was mostly muted complaints from the Time Warner Cable Arena’s podium and sparsely attended weekend demonstrations. In fact, perhaps the biggest news for Wall Street this week came when former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin stepped backward into the Ritz-Carlton Hotel pool during a convention party attended by industry insiders.