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(CBS) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says recent reports showing the economy is recovering are not telling the entire story.

Bernanke says that many people and households continue to struggle with difficult economic conditions; and that gauging happiness can be as important for measuring economic growth as determining whether inflation is low or unemployment is high.

(CNN/WTHR) - The swine barn at the Indiana State Fairgrounds is pretty much empty now.  State veterinarians took what they call a "proactive measure" because of swine flu.  They say six pigs at the 4H show had high temperatures and several county fairs have reported illnesses in swine and people in recent weeks.  No human sickness has been linked to the Indiana State Fair.

(CBS) - Gibson Guitar has agreed to pay a $300-thousand dollar fine for illegally importing exotic wood from Madagascar and India for its instruments.

In exchange, federal prosecutors will drop the criminal case against the company.  Gibson is considered one of the top makers of guitars, including the iconic Les Paul introduced in 1952.

The notebook computer market is about to get more crowded. Lenovohas unveiled a lighter, quicker thinkpad that targets customers who like the convenience of tablets and smartphones.

The Chinese computer maker says the Thinkpad X1 Carbon will go on sale later this month.


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