Things Are Itchy At Deutsche Bank

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From the front lines:

"Bed bug outbreak on the trading floor at 60 Wall. There were bed bug sniffing dogs in this past weekend and some cleaning was done in a few areas. Affected areas are being fumigated this weekend, but not the entire floor, just where they initially found the bugs. Everyone is still sitting in the same seats. People are pretty amazed they're not actually going to treat the entire floor. Maybe they'll give out free DB back scratchers."

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