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As Housing Industry Builds Up, Other Sectors Follow

The housing recovery is well on its way, economists say, and Americans are becoming more comfortable spending on things like remodeling, moving, gardening and furniture. One economist expects increased housing wealth to boost consumer spending by $100 billion this year.
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Amazon Could Expand Recommendation Services With Goodreads Purchase

Amazon.com, already a major force in the publishing world, announced on Friday the acquisition of Goodreads, a reader recommendation website. Reaction from readers was mixed.
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UPS Agrees To Forfeit $40 Million In Payments From Illegal Online Pharmacies

A U.S. attorney said "good corporate citizens" have an obligation curb the sale of illegal drugs. UPS, the government said, was aware some of its customers were ordering controlled substances illegally.
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Crisis Management & Office Leadership

Business coach and diversity consultant Howard Ross is back to explore what good leaders do when offices are facing internal and external crises.

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Should D.C. Tour Guides Have To Pass A Licensing Test?

The owners of Segs in the City lost a lawsuit against D.C. over requirements that tour guides pass a licensing exam, which includes questions about the city.

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Consumer Spending Rose 0.7 Percent In February; Higher Gas Prices A Factor

With higher prices for gasoline factored out, spending rose a more modest 0.3 percent. Meanwhile, personal income rose a healthy 1.1 percent.
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Amazon Buys Book-Recommendation Site Goodreads

Financial terms of the sale, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013, were not disclosed. The announcement comes just weeks after major publishers launched their own book-recommendation website.
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Foulger Responds To Reported Defects In Silver Spring Transit Center

The construction firm Foulger Pratt says it has evidence that shows it is not to blame for whatever problems may be keeping the Silver Spring Transit Center from opening.

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Farm Bill's Sugar Subsidy More Taxing Than Sweet, Critics Say

A government sugar subsidy program is often criticized for keeping sugar prices too high. But now prices are falling and the government may buy 400,000 tons of sugar to help struggling sugar processors. Critics say the government's involvement in the sugar business should end.

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