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FEATURE-Perfumers promote fair trade for Haiti's 'super-crop'

LES CAYES, Haiti, April 24 - With the sun barely up, beads of sweat already dot the brow of a barefoot farmer as he hacks at the soil with a pickax, digging up a precious root that has been dubbed Haiti's "super-crop."

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UPDATE 1-Starbucks cafe sales heat up slightly in latest quarter

April 24 - Starbucks Corp on Thursday reported that quarterly sales at established stores in its U.S.-dominated Americas region slightly accelerated as it attracted more customers, who spent more during each visit.

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Ex-KPMG partner London gets 14 months for insider trading

April 24 - Scott London, a former senior partner at the accounting firm KPMG LLP, was sentenced by a federal judge in Los Angeles on Thursday to 14 months in prison for insider trading.

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UPDATE 1-Bird flu on California farm prompts HK, others to bar poultry imports

(Adds export market information, investigation details, impact on U.S. poultry industry)

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UPDATE 1-Starbucks suffers first UK sales drop after tax criticism

* Starbucks says results reflects rise in licensed stores (Adds comment from company)

Regulatory News, Davos 6:17pm BST
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