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Mexico’s surging narco violence is intensifying at the edges of one of its biggest tourist hotspots

(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) High-profile incidents in Playa del Carmen in recent weeks have prompted new travel warnings from the US government. The incidents come amid spiraling violence on the peripheries of one of Mexico’s most popular tourist areas. Criminal groups in the area thrive on tourist traffic — and corruption, …

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investments

Disney's 'Star Wars' Land Takes Shape In New Video — And It's Huge

The “Star Wars” themed area at the Disneyland resort in Anaheim, California, is rapidly taking shape. “At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests will be transported to the planet of Batuu, a remote outpost on the galaxy’s edge that was once a busy crossroads along the old sub-lightspeed trade routes,” the company …

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business news

‘As good as it gets’: The stock market’s best-case scenario is playing out on Friday

Wage growth in February was less than economists expected, a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed Friday. That alleviated a pressing concern for US stock investors and resulted in an immediate spike higher in equity futures, which carried into regular trading. The market’s snap reaction shows just how …

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stock news

China’s Li Keqiang Index: Headwinds for Commodities?

The official growth rate of China is of intense interest to economists and investors worldwide.  The gross domestic product of the world’s second largest economy is also subject to a certain degree of skepticism.  Observers ponder over its unusual stability and unfailing ability to fall within the consensus estimate.  Among …

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economy

Putin on Russia’s meddling in the US election: ‘I don’t care. I couldn’t care less’

Screenshot via NBC News Russian President Vladimir Putin said he “couldn’t care less” that US law-enforcement officials accused Russian nationals and entities of meddling in the US election. “So what if they’re Russians,” Putin told NBC News’ Megyn Kelly in an interview that aired Friday night. “They do not represent …

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