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Beyond Cuppa Joe: Starbucks Embraces India, Lighter Roasts And Alcohol

Starbucks has announced it's barreling into India with plans to open 50 stores before the end of the year. That's just one of several new strategies — from a new coffee product to serving alcohol at some of its U.S. stores — to get bigger and more profitable.
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Lamb Boom Has Sheep Farmers Flocking Together

Lamb prices are at an all-time high, but American sheep farmers are worried. They say they need more farmers to raise sheep. And they want existing sheep farmers to increase the size of their flocks to meet growing demand.
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Here's A Pie In Your Eye: A Brief History Of Food Fights

Whether throwing it, dumping it or serving it, protesters have used food to express their discontent with public figures for centuries. The delivery of 500 tacos to a Connecticut mayor's office is just the latest incarnation.
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Pacific Mackerel Stocks That Feed Farmed Salmon In Decline

At current rates of overfishing, jack mackerel stocks in the southern Pacific could collapse soon, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists reports.
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To Stay Afloat, Spanish Winemakers Export Abroad

The European debt crisis has made it more difficult for Spaniards to buy wine. So, vintners in Spain's Rioja region are looking to sell their wine in more international markets. Winemakers are shipping their goods to Germany, the U.S. — and even China, which has a rapidly expanding wine market.
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Moscato Madness: The Dessert Wine's Sweet Surge

The Italian dessert wine has gone from relative obscurity to the toast of the town. Moscato is the fastest growing varietal wine in the country. Hip-hop artists sing about it. Jugs of Barefoot moscato are sold at BJ's Wholesale Club. It's on the menu at Olive Garden. What's up with that?

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