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Drinking (Coffee) On The Job: Restaurant Workers, Women Lead The Way

Cooks and servers, scientists and sales reps — those are some of the workers who say they perform better after drinking coffee. People who work as nurses, journalists, and teachers also say they're more effective if they have coffee, in a survey from Dunkin Donuts and CareerBuilder.
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Greek Olive Oil Woes Echo Country's Broader Economic Challenges

Greek businessmen say the country has never managed to properly market its prized olive oil. They say many of the country's business practices will have to change if it is to become a player on the world market.
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Two Plans For Fixing The Economy, But Few Details

Neither President Obama nor Republican challenger Mitt Romney has offered many specifics on how to fix the economy. But economists say that, based on what we do know, the candidates offer very different visions for spurring growth.
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More Positive News On Housing: Prices Rose For Third Straight Month

"We are more optimistic about housing," says economist David Blitzer, who directs the S&P/Case-Shiller survey.
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Kellogg Signs Deal With Singapore Firm

The joint venture will manufacture and distribute Kellogg brands like Frosted Flakes into China. The Chinese don't have a tradition of eating breakfast cereal, and turning them into cereal lovers may be tough because of deadly scandals involving tainted milk.
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Apple Runs Out Of Initial iPhone 5 Stock

Apple says it sold more than 5 million of its new IPhone over the weekend. The iPhone 5 sold better than the last version. But sales were not as strong as many analyst expectations, and there are concerns about Apple's ability to keep up with demand.
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Chicago Pits Quieter, But Traders' Outcries Linger

Thirty years ago, shouting, sweating traders thronged the trading pits of Chicago's exchange markets in barely controlled chaos. Today, a lot of the trading has left the pits and gone electronic, leaving Chicago's trading pits tamer places.

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