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Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry meets with business leaders at a lunch in Dubuque, Iowa, on Tuesday. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Texas Job Growth Trend Stretches Back For Decades

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This image provided by the Drug Enforcement Administration shows Russian arms trafficking suspect Viktor Bout in U.S. custody after being extradited and flown from Bangkok to New York to face terrorism charges. DEA/AP hide caption

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Alleged Arms Dealer's Past Debated Before Trial

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Express Scripts and Medco Health Services say their merger will help control prescription drug costs. But many prescriptions may only be available by mail, which may not sit well with some consumers. Sean Locke/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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How The Merger Of Two Health Care Giants May Affect Your Wallet

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Given the obstacles faced by his ice company, John Natuzzi Jr. says he doubts whether the family business will pass on to a fifth generation. Beth Fertig/WYNC hide caption

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Big Business Freezes Out New York Ice Company

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, Virginia, listen as he is introduced prior to speaking at the Federalist Society in Washington on Nov. 15, 2007. The Thomases drew criticism for Virginia's role as co-founder, president and CEO of Liberty Central, a political group that advertises itself as linked to the Tea Party movement. She later stepped down. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Bill Puts Ethics Spotlight On Supreme Court Justices

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"Pick up your playbook and go see the coach" — a phrase no NFL player wants to hear. Peter Morgan/AP hide caption

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You're Off The Team: The Most Unkindest Cut

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