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Wall Street Anxious Over Apple First-Quarter Earnings

Investors have cooled on the once high-flying tech leader, and its share price has plummeted in recent months.
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Sales Of New Homes Rose Last Month

The housing sector continues to be a bright spot for the economy. Home construction had its strongest quarter since 2008.
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Newspaper Takes The Pulse Of San Diego Coffee Culture

The Espresso, a San Diego newspaper for "cafe society," documents the local coffee shop scene with juicy vignettes in a gossip column. Publisher John Rippo says he's inspired by European periodicals written for the cafe intelligentsia.
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Journey Of A Specialty Coffee Bean, From Cherry To Cup

That tasty cup of java from your favorite gourmet coffee shop began life on a farm thousands of miles away. Farmers who cater to the specialty coffee market compete on quality. And some use the higher prices their beans fetch to reinvest in their businesses and improve conditions for workers.
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Airport Delays Raise Questions About Controller Furloughs

Some travelers faced delays Monday as furloughs of air traffic controllers began taking effect. Thanks to mandated federal budget cuts, the furloughs can't be avoided, the Federal Aviation Administration says. But critics want the Obama administration to cut some other part of the budget instead.
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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

A conversation with Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank about his plans to reduce extreme poverty by 2030 and address the effects of climate change in the world's poorest nations.

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Airline Customers Watch For Delays As Furloughs Hit FAA Workers

Airline passengers are watching for flight delays Monday, the first full day of furloughs for nearly 15,000 flight controllers and other Federal Aviation Administration workers. Before noon Monday, the longest delays were reported at New York-area airports.
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Sales Of Existing Homes Slip As Inventories Tighten

The housing sector has been one of the economy's bright spots, and economists expect that to continue. But they also say that until new home construction catches up, the supply of homes for sale will remain tight.

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