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Coming to America: U.S. Cities Attract More Global Tourists

Nearly 60 million foreigners visited the U.S. in 2010. Where did they go? The most popular destinations included New York, Orlando, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. The Big Apple is particularly appealing, drawing a record 48.7 million, big-spending foreign tourists.

Rising Suburban Poverty Challenges the Safety Net

While the Great Recession caused the U.S. poverty rate to hit a 15-year peak, a longer trend has seen suburban poverty increasing. According to a new report, the recession only exacerbated the problem, with social safety nets providing fewer services to meet the rising need.

Shareholders Sue Toyota Over Recall- Induced Stock Slide

Toyota may have repaired most of the cars it recalled for unintended acceleration problems, but it hasn't repaired its stock price, and U.S. shareholders have filed a class-action lawsuit against the automaker for failing to disclose what it knew about the defects.

The Growing Backlash Against Arizona's Immigration Law

Since it passed a controversial immigration law, Arizona has been the subject of a furious war of words -- and now the attacks have begun to hit it in the wallet as cities across the country are instituting economic sanctions against the state. The latest move comes from Los Angeles, where the city council voted on Wednesday to slash economic ties with the state.

The City of Angels Is About to Run Out of Cash

There may be signs of an economic recovery, but times are still tough in Los Angeles: Unless the mayor and city council approve a transfer of $90 million from an emergency reserve fund into the city's general fund to cover basic expenses, Los Angeles will run out of cash as early as May 5.

Judge nixes mandatory condoms in porn flicks

The porn business is going to keep its elbow room. A petition by an AIDS advocacy group to require that adult film companies use condoms when shooting movies has been denied by a Los Angeles judge.