Banks are aiming to provide normalcy to customers around Ferguson, Mo., even as branches share a parking lot with the Missouri National Guard.

As protests and unrest continue following the Aug. 9 shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, a white police officer, area bankers said they are balancing service continuity with safety concerns. Mostly, that's materializing in shorter hours as some banks close early or suspend operations as needed.

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