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Carnival and Mardi Gras usually mean $1 billion for the New Orleans economy. What about this year?

Feb 11, 2021
Quentin Messer Jr., head of the New Orleans Business Alliance, says the city's spirit is alive, but there's a sense of loss too.
Due to the cancellation of traditional Mardi Gras activities, New Orleanians are decorating their homes and businesses to resemble festive floats.
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Migrant workers keep carnivals running

Oct 6, 2017
The documentary “Farewell Ferris Wheel” looks at the world of Mexican migrant workers at carnivals.
"Farewell Ferris Wheel" follows a group of migrant workers from Mexico who come to the U.S. on H-2B visas to work.
Jamie Sisley & Miguel "M.i.G." Martinez

The new buzzword in corporate earnings: Brexit

Jun 28, 2016
Rightly or not, look for companies to blame the breakup for financial woes.
The Carnival Glory ship arrives in Cape Canaveral, Florida. 
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Brazil's economy rains on its carnival parades

Feb 5, 2016
Smaller cities are cutting back or canceling their carnival parades because of the cost, during an economic crisis.
Revellers march during pre-Carnival celebrations on January 30, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Health officials believe as many as 100,000 people have been exposed to the Zika virus in Recife, although most never develop symptoms. Carnival celebrations are scaled down, but continuing normally as planned.
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Carnival Corp. aims for a new set of customers

Nov 19, 2014
The cruise company wants the public’s help through social media.