Conventions No Slam Dunk for Businesses

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Streets closed, security out in force, businesses shuttered — it sounds like a summer disaster movie. But in Boston, it was also the scene at the Democratic National Convention. Political conventions bring challenges, attention and lots of visitors. But do they bring in the bucks?


Heywood Sanders, professor of economics at University of Texas, San Antonio

Thomas Menino, mayor of Boston

Andrew Zimbalist, professor of economics at Smith College



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