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AP, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Nigel Cook

Sam Patel dismantles the sign on his motel in Daytona Beach Shores, Fla., to safeguard it before an expected hurricane.

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AP, Daytona Beach News-Journal, Nigel Cook

Sam Patel dismantles the sign on his motel in Daytona Beach Shores, Fla., to safeguard it before an expected hurricane.

It may be the largest ethnic enterprise in U.S. history, says Pawan Dhingra. If you have stayed in motels in the United States in the last decade, the chances are that you have stayed in at least one with an Indian-American proprietor. They own nearly two million rooms with property values of more than $100-billion, he writes in Life Behind the Lobby: Indian American Motel Owners and the American Dream (Stanford University Press). And here's where things get even more