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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the world's biggest fair-trade coffee buyer, expects to purchase about a fifth more coffee during the new fiscal year, up from 180 million pounds last year Cleveland Fed President Sandra Pianalto told an Ohio housing conference that The Federal Reserve should be cautious as it continues to buy up bonds, given the "uncertain economic environment" and the central bank's limited experience with such quantitative easing programs. She continued to say "My hope is that the economic recovery will accelerate so that the (Fed) gains the reassurance it needs to begin winding down the program," Michael Bloomberg is planning to return to the company he founded, taking an active role at its opinion site. Bloomberg will write for Bloomberg View and will perhaps take the title of chairman of commentary and editorial site. The outgoing mayor of New York City started the news and financial information company Bloomberg LP more than 30 years ago and built it into a multi-billion business. He stepped aside from running the company when he sought New York City's top job, which he held for three terms. Bloomberg will be succeeded by Bill de Blasio, who won the mayoral election on Tuesday. In this year's list, tech giants like Apple, Microsoft, IBM and Google held their winning positions from 2012, but Samsung made a notable new appearance in the top ten. Samsung increased its brand value by 53% this year and, with $181 billion in revenues, is outperforming even Apple in sales. Short story: make smartphones affordable on a global scale. In the first quarter of 2013, Samsung's net income was half that of Apple's. Instead of targeting the most high-end corner of the market, this smartphone manufacturer is churning out devices that are affordable and appeal to consumers in emerging markets. Economist Adolfo Laurenti