American retailers love those high-spending overseas tourists — and they’re frustrated there aren’t more of them.
U.S. retailers are lobbying for a relaxation in the often-complicated visa rules for visitors from China, India and Brazil, three of the fastest-growing economies in the world. The difficulty in getting visas to visit America, particularly for Chinese tourists, causes them to flood stores in London or Paris rather than New York to spend their yuan.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)