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Napa Valley, shaking off earthquake, says it's open for business
Napa Valley, shaking off earthquake, says it's open for business

Only hours after the shaking stopped from the biggest quake to hit Napa Valley in 25 years, the phones at Mike Noel's Napa travel agency began to ring. Anxious clients wondered whether the magnitude 6.0 shaker would derail their visit. "I've been telling them that it's business as usual," said Noel, who specializes in arranging high-end wine country tours. Across the valley north of San Francisco, other travel agents, hotel managers and winemakers are declaring Napa Valley open for business in hopes the quake doesn't frighten off the 3 million annual visitors who spend $1.4 billion in the region. With the peak summer season winding down, Napa Valley...

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