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In Louisville, View of Banks' Role in the Everyday

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WHERE MAIN STREET MEETS WALL STREET--LITERALLY
"A $238 million basketball arena is rising on Main Street, financed through a bond deal underwritten by Goldman Sachs. At the corner of Main and Fourth sits a branch of UBS Financial Services, the brokerage arm of the giant Swiss bank. Once known as Whiskey Row, Main Street and the surrounding blocks are now lined with bank towers: BB&T, PNC, National City and Your Community Bank. As Congressional negotiators begin the final stages of overhauling the financial regulatory system, with a hope of preventing or limiting economic crises, many lawmakers have portrayed Wall Street and Main Street as fiercely at odds. The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, denounced the bill at one point, saying, “It punishes Main Street for the sins of Wall Street.” "
SOURCE:   New York Times

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