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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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Video-Streaming Firms Attract Customers With Exclusive Shows

Subscription services — like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu Plus — attract customers with two kinds of programming. They all have a lot of movies and TV shows, but they have a few things that you can't see anywhere else. For example, the fight among video- streaming services for Downtown Abbey has been intense.
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Boeing 787 Problems May Be Fixed Soon

Engineers are beginning to repair some of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner planes. They're installing new batteries — ones that hopefully don't overheat. In other business news, the solar energy firm Power-One Inc.has been sold to the Swiss industrial group ABB.
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Solar Industry Reaches Milestone

For the first time ever, all of the new electricity generation added to the nation's power grid in the month of March came from solar installations. That's according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's monthly report on new power sources.
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Young Adults With Autism Can Thrive In High-Tech Jobs

Finding a job is hard enough for recent graduates, but for those on the autism spectrum the search can be even harder. One training program in Texas is helping these young people prepare for jobs in the tech industry.
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How Coffee Brings The World Together

Coffee is social stimulant, solitary pleasure, intellectual catalyst. It also connects us to far corners of the globe. From small specialty farms in Guatemala to large, industrial operations in Brazil and unexpected corners of the world, like Vietnam, the world's morning cup of joe makes quite a journey.

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