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When it comes to big bank deals, Charlotte’s been a winner — mostly

John Downey
When it comes to big bank deals, Charlotte’s been a winner — mostly

The deal bringing the combined BB&T;/SunTrust to Charlotte in many way resembles First Union Corp.’s 2001 purchase of the original Wachovia Corp. That deal, like this one, involved a raid by Charlotte on a major banking headquarters in Winston-Salem.