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VIDEO: Economic Woes Predicted for Latin America

VIDEO: Economic Woes Predicted for Latin America

While the global economy is expected to shrink by 4.4 percent this year, Latin American and Caribbean economies are likely to experience a GDP contraction nearly twice as high as that, according to the Western Hemisphere Economic Outlook report released last Thursday...

VIDEO: Economic Woes Predicted for Latin America

While the global economy is expected to shrink by 4.4 percent this year, Latin American and Caribbean economies are likely to experience a GDP contraction nearly twice as high as that, according to the Western Hemisphere Economic Outlook report released last Thursday...

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Experts: Slowdown in business travel may hurt meetings, help planet

As state and local governments across the country begin to ease stay-at-home orders, many companies do not plan to return to business as usual anytime soon. Offices will remain vacant, and business travelers, who spend much of their time in airports and on planes, will remain grounded.

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