Egypt's famed antiquities and tourism sites are reopening following the political unrest there. But heeding warnings from Washington, many American travelers are steering clear from the region for now -- disrupting the tourism industry in both the U.S. and Egypt.
While much of the attention has focused on Mubarak's dictatorship, most Americans don't realize that -- before the recent political turmoil -- he'd actually been winning international kudos for his handling of the economy.
With protesters swarming the streets of Egypt, its stock market has taken a hit. But discount the doomsday scenarios. The sell-off could provide a good entry point for investors with the stomach to endure until things turn around, which seems more likely than most now expect.