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Paris Terror Threatens Recovery as Tourists Find Doors Shut

  • Attackers hit as France starts to emerge from economic slump
  • `We spent a lot of money and can't do anything we’d planned'
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Parisians: Heartbroken But Defiant as Europe on Alert

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With the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and many stores shuttered, Friday’s carnage in Paris risks chilling France’s nascent economic recovery as tourists fret about safety and some executives fear enduring implications for business.

What should have been a busy weekend of shopping and sightseeing in the run-up to the holiday season turned eerily quiet after the attacks. A major photography fair closed its doors; U2 and the Foo Fighters scrapped planned Paris concerts; The Eiffel Tower remains closed until further notice.