Raw-Materials Rebound Seen as Economy Skirts Slump

Raw-Materials Rebound Seen as Economy Skirts Slump

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Coffee beans are pulled from a roaster to have the color checked in Chicago, Illinois. Arabica coffee, the variety favored by Starbucks Corp., may be among the best performers in so-called soft commodities, gaining as much as 22 percent to $2.725 a pound.