Bankers have gotten used to their credit card business' being a bellwether and godsend, leading the way in profitability and carrying the industry through its bad times.

Might the major annual conference for bank card executives, which the American Bankers Association held last week in Philadelphia, have been a leading indicator-in the negative direction?

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