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RealtyTrac: Lenders repossess fewer US homes in March, but foreclosure starts edge higher Feeble PC industry stumbles to steep sales drop during 1st quarter as Windows makeover flops World stock markets rise as Wall Street jumps again, this time on gains in technology shares Philips aims to make fluorescent office lights obsolete with new LED tube T-Mobile USA sweetens bid for US carrier MetroPCS in its "best and final offer" Banks shutter branches and spiff up others; luring people to take out loans, not cash checks With KFC already reeling in China, bird flu becomes another worry for Yum Fed minutes, released early, show most members support bond purchases at least through midyear Swiss drug maker Roche sees Q1 sales up 6 percent on sales of new cancer drugs, US flu season Local perspective informs Senate committee chair Landrieu's efforts to help small business

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