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Bad news for the economy can be good news for D.C. tourism

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Tourism dollars as well as the region's abundance of government and government-reliant jobs kept it largely afloat during the recession. D.C. tourism trends are countercyclical, according to Stephen Fuller, director of George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis. That means hard times elsewhere mean more profit for the area. That's because the region, with its free museums and...

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