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Word on the Street: Coffee prices

Viewers weigh in on trending topics in our

Viewers weigh in on trending topics in our Word on the Street segment. (May 19, 2014 7:12 PM)

Residents may soon have to shell out more cash for their morning cup of coffee thanks to a fungus that's wreaking havoc on some crops and causing the price to go up.

The fungus, aptly called "coffee rust," has caused more than $1 billion in damages across Latin America. Experts say the fungus is especially deadly to Arabica coffee, which makes up most high-end brands. The U.S. government is...

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