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In Pakistan, Sounds Of A Different Kind Of Drone

The thought of bagpipes usually conjures up images of Scottish men in skirts — not auto-rickshaws and South Asian spices. But no country manufactures more bagpipes than Pakistan, and no place in Pakistan makes more of them than Sialkot, a bagpipe-crazy city near India-administered Kashmir.
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For Temp Workers, 'Temp' Looking More Permanent

The temp industry has done well in the economic recovery. But while temporary work used to be considered a steppingstone to a full-time job, some experts argue that employers may be less inclined than in the past to shift away from temp staffers when the economy rebounds.
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Black Business Owners Urge Obama To Aid Growth

President Obama's speech to the National Urban League in New Orleans comes amid a debate over the role of government in helping small businesses succeed. Some entrepreneurs in the black community say government's role is especially important for fledgling minority businesses with little capital.
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USDA Predicts Food Prices To Rise In Drought's Wake

The USDA released its latest forecast on retail food prices on Wednesday. The drought is expected to affect prices for corn, and beef and poultry prices are expected to rise as much as 4.5 percent this year, but it's too soon to know exactly how much it will affect consumer's wallets.
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Geithner Defends Response To LIBOR Scandal

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was on Capitol Hill Wednesday to talk about the implementation of Dodd Frank. But the questions focused on why the New York Fed, under Geithner, didn't act more aggressively when it first learned about possible manipulation of a key interest rate.

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