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A Starbucks, Peet's Coffee Tie-Up Could Be a Win-Win

The longtime coffee rivals may be discussing a merger. It could be a win for both brewers. Starbucks could provide the smaller player with a boost in the single-cup market. And Peet's, which has longstanding deals with grocery chains, could steer Starbucks to a smoother grocery distribution strategy.

'09 Ends Sublime for Stocks

What a short, strange, stock market trip it's been. Who would have thought back in the dark days of the March lows that 2009 would end up being an outstanding year for equities? It may not feel like it, but the blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average just enjoyed its best annual gain since 2003, or more than two years before the housing bubble burst.