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Starbucks To Expand Into Tea-Drinking India

Starbucks has announced that it is joining forces with major Indian food company Tata to open coffee outlets. The first stores are scheduled to open in Mumbai and New Delhi this summer. Foreign competitors, like Italy's Lavazza, already have opened stores.
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Lamb Boom Has Sheep Farmers Flocking Together

Lamb prices are at an all-time high, but American sheep farmers are worried. They say they need more farmers to raise sheep. And they want existing sheep farmers to increase the size of their flocks to meet growing demand.
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Treasury To Probe Freddie Mac's Investments

Freddie Mac last month said it would stop making risky bets against homeowners after concerns were raised by its regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The statement by the FHFA was issued in response to an investigation by NPR and ProPublica that disclosed how Freddie Mac bought billions of dollars in securities that turned a profit if homeowners remained stuck in high rate mortgages. The White House said the Treasury Department is looking into Freddie Mac's investments. Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's Chris Arnold and Jesse Eisinger of ProPublica about their report.
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Iconic Witch Shop To Close In Salem, Mass.

Laurie Cabot opened the town's first Witch shop in 1970 and helped to make Salem a tourist destination. A few years later she was named the "Official Witch of Salem" by then Governor Michael Dukakis. While her brick-and-mortar store is closing, her online store will still offer broomsticks, cauldrons and more.
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Honda Forecasts Low-Level Profits For Fiscal 2012

Honda is still having problems recovering from supply chain disruptions after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last March. It was also the only automaker to have a car factory hit by last year's historic floods in Thailand.
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Upstart Car Service Butts Heads With D.C.'s Taxis

Customers have many complaints against the cabs in Washington, D.C., including not all of them take credit cards. But a new service has taken the city by surprise including the cab commission. The service is called Uber and you can request a car from a mobile phone and pay for it by credit card.

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