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As Their Anchors Sink, Malls Try To Present Retail 'Experience'

With more department stores closing, some owners are trying to make malls "more experiential," adding gyms and theaters. One developer is targeting Hispanics with regular concerts and festivities.

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People Aren't Coming To See The Pyramids Or Snorkel In The Red Sea

The crash last week of an EgyptAir passenger plane flying from Paris to Cairo is not likely to help Egypt's battered tourism industry.

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Baltimore Police Officer Found Not Guilty In Freddie Gray Case
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Inventing A Machine That Spits Out Drugs In A Whole New Way
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Butter the Soul Cornershop

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People Aren't Coming To See The Pyramids Or Snorkel In The Red Sea
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Supreme Court Orders New Trial For Black Death Row Inmate Convicted By All-White Jury
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As Their Anchors Sink, Malls Try To Present Retail 'Experience'
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