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Terrorism Fears And Travel Bans Shake Tourism In Turkey

In Istanbul's Grand Bazaar, a merchant calls it the worst tourist season in nearly four decades. Terrorism fears and a travel ban by Russia, an important source of tourists, are keeping visitors away.
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Chinese Investors Reeling After Wealth Management Firm's Collapse

The $5 billion Shanghai company was the third financial firm to collapse in China since December. "Every time I take a bite of food," says an investor who lost everything, "I feel I am wasting money."
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Want To Remodel? Buy A Car? You Still Have Time To Get A Cheap Loan

Fed policymakers are seeing more risks that could derail the U.S. economy. For example, China's growth is slow and our energy sector is weak. So the Fed chose Wednesday to keep interest rates low.
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Venezuela Cuts Public Employees' Workweek To 2 Days To Save Energy

President Nicolas Maduro says public sector workers will work only on Mondays and Tuesdays. Venezuela is grappling with drought that has shrunk water levels at the country's main hydroelectric dam.
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She Told Her Husband She Didn't Want Him To Leave For Europe

But he wouldn't listen. Disaster struck. And now she's one of a growing number of migrant widows in Africa.
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When Personalization Leads To Discrimination On AirBnB

In the sharing economy, the goal to personalize the exchange can have some unintended consequences. The Hidden Brain podcast explores how discrimination plays out on AirBnB.
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Congress Considers Plan To Restructure Puerto Rico's $72 Billion Debt

Puerto Rico is short of cash and at risk of defaulting on a $400 million debt payment due May 1. House speaker Paul Ryan pledged to have a plan ready by then to help Puerto Rico find a way to repay its more than $70 billion debt.
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How Much Money Do Uber Drivers Really Make? Send Us Your Screenshots

The company sometimes promotes up to $35 an hour to draw in new drivers, but how much do drivers generally make? Drivers, send us a screenshot of your recent week.
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Economic Impact Of An Increasingly Diverse Fairfax County

Fairfax County is no longer just for the wealthy. What does that mean for the county's future?

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Suicide In America

The suicide rate in the U.S. has risen sharply – to the highest level in nearly 30 years. It jumped 63 percent among middle-aged women. What's behind the alarming statistics and what can be done to reduce the number of suicides in America.

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