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STOCKS FALL BACK: Investors cashed in some gains from two weeks of rallies Tuesday, sending stock prices lower. Analysts had expected the market to give back some of its advance, which over the previous eight sessions had boosted the Dow Jones industrials more than 1,200 points. The Dow closed down 88.08, or 1 percent, at 8,450.16. The Nasdaq composite index fell 1.3 percent and the Standard & Poor's 500 index declined 1.1 percent. "Given the strength of the rally, it was appropriate to expect a pause," said Jack Caffrey, equities strategist J.P. Morgan Private Bank.

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Bay area sprawls along without a center
I recently hopped a plane to Raleigh, N.C., then drove west a short distance along I-40 past now-legendary Research Triangle Park. It was a Saturday afternoon, and in the 20-minute trip traffic was steady but hardly thick.


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