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CarMax falls as gross profit per vehicle disappoints (Reuters)
CarMax Inc. the largest U.S. retailer of used cars, posted third-quarter results above estimates, but its shares fell 10 percent as gross profit per vehicle fell short of expectations

Smithfield fires three in probe of abuse on pig farm (Virginian-Pilot)
Smithfield Foods Inc. said Tuesday that it has fired three people – two workers and a supervisor – at a farm in Waverly where an animal-rights group last week accused the company of abusing pigs.

D.C.-backed weekend Latino food market upsets some restaurateurs (Washington Post)
Melgarez, who owns Combinacion on Columbia Road, is one of several Adams Morgan businessmen protesting a two-year-old market at Unity Park. To restaurateurs, their objections are a matter of fairness. Vendors sell pupusas, stewed meats and fruit water without traditional permits, and the market’s operation is subsidized by the D.C. government.

In a Sign of Foreclosure Flaws, Suits Claim Break-Ins by Banks (NY Times)
n an era when millions of homes have received foreclosure notices nationwide, lawsuits detailing bank break-ins like the one at Ms. Ash’s house keep surfacing. And in the wake of the scandal involving shoddy, sometimes illegal paperwork that has buffeted the nation’s biggest banks in recent months, critics say these situations reinforce their claims that the foreclosure process is fundamentally flawed.

5 Tips for Stress-Free Travel (Inc.)
Flying is no longer a luxury. In fact, it could be downright unpleasant. Here are five tips for helping you get to your destination quickly.

Staffing Industry Hiring Revenue Surges as Jobs Remain Scarce (Business Week)
While U.S. hiring by private companies last month was the weakest since January at 50,000, the staffing industry is experiencing a boom in demand as employers retool their workforces to be more flexible and reduce expenses.

CarMax falls as gross profit per vehicle disappoints (Reuters)
CarMax Inc. the largest U.S. retailer of used cars, posted third-quarter results above estimates, but its shares fell 10 percent as gross profit per vehicle fell short of expectations

Smithfield fires three in probe of abuse on pig farm (Virginian-Pilot)
Smithfield Foods Inc. said Tuesday that it has fired three people – two workers and a supervisor – at a farm in Waverly where an animal-rights group last week accused the company of abusing pigs.

D.C.-backed weekend Latino food market upsets some restaurateurs (Washington Post)
Melgarez, who owns Combinacion on Columbia Road, is one of several Adams Morgan businessmen protesting a two-year-old market at Unity Park. To restaurateurs, their objections are a matter of fairness. Vendors sell pupusas, stewed meats and fruit water without traditional permits, and the market’s operation is subsidized by the D.C. government.

In a Sign of Foreclosure Flaws, Suits Claim Break-Ins by Banks (NY Times)
n an era when millions of homes have received foreclosure notices nationwide, lawsuits detailing bank break-ins like the one at Ms. Ash’s house keep surfacing. And in the wake of the scandal involving shoddy, sometimes illegal paperwork that has buffeted the nation’s biggest banks in recent months, critics say these situations reinforce their claims that the foreclosure process is fundamentally flawed.

5 Tips for Stress-Free Travel (Inc.)
Flying is no longer a luxury. In fact, it could be downright unpleasant. Here are five tips for helping you get to your destination quickly.

Staffing Industry Hiring Revenue Surges as Jobs Remain Scarce (Business Week)
While U.S. hiring by private companies last month was the weakest since January at 50,000, the staffing industry is experiencing a boom in demand as employers retool their workforces to be more flexible and reduce expenses.

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