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Olympics Business Boom Falls Short Of Expectations

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Olympics Business Boom Falls Short Of Expectations

Olympics Business Boom Falls Short Of Expectations

Olympics Business Boom Falls Short Of Expectations

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The big economic boost from the Olympics that many in Beijing were expecting just isn't happening — at least not during the games.

Hotels have vacant rooms, and restaurants have plenty of empty tables. Traffic restrictions have kept locals from getting around. With construction sites and factories closed, a lot of migrant workers have left town.

Local officials are now hoping for a post-Olympics tourism boom.