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Tennessee unveils four trade offices
Tennessee officials said Monday that new export offices in Mexico, England, Germany and China will open added markets to Chattanooga companies and others in the state. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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Obama hits on two hot-button topics for Texans
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama used the biggest megaphone at his disposal Tuesday night to push views on guns and immigration — a pair of issues with unusual potential to repel some Texans and bring others solidly into the Democratic fold. Dallas Morning News
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How to Market a Health Insurance Exchange
Scribbled in purple marker on a poster board at the front of the room were these words: “Message: Affordable Health Care.” That’s the message that officials at the Washington, D.C., Health Benefits Exchange want to deliver to the public. Now they just have to figure out how to send it. Governing.com
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Shipping giant sets Houston expansion in motion
Anticipating significant growth in the oil and gas sector, one of the world's largest shipping logistics companies has broken ground on a 181,000-square-foot warehouse with office space in north Houston to house a growing number of shipments and staff. Houston Chronicle
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As Sequestration Looms, Cities Create Their Own Economic Fate
When it comes to localities and federal funding, it may be time to cut the cord. Some local finance leaders say that whether or not sequestration happens, they are preparing for leaner times ahead when it comes to federal aid. And, along with this growing independence, is an increasing effort by cities for greater accountability and efficiency. The Nation via Governing.com
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Republicans tear into Obama on spending
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's second-term priorities outlined in his State of the Union Address face significant roadblocks in a divided Congress, and Republicans were quick to point them out Tuesday. USA Today
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Who's messing with whose jobs?
Gov. Jerry Brown ought to cut his Texas brother, Rick Perry, a little slack. Texas Gov. Perry arrived in the Golden State this week trolling for California businesses he could poach and carry home with him in his saddlebags. His trip here comes on the heels of a Texas radio come-on, which aired statewide, and which Brown memorably dismissed as "barely a fart." But there are reasons why Perry's efforts deserve more serious scrutiny. Los Angeles Times
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Two Texas cities rank high among 'America’s Least Faithful Cities'
When it comes to cheating hearts, Texas is tops. At least according to AshelyMadison.com, the website that calls itself "the world's leading married dating service for discreet encounters." Houston Chronicel
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Obama Wants America To Remember One Chart In The State Of The Union
In both the promotional materials for the enhanced webcast and tweets from the official White House twitter account, the President's staff emphasizes that this State of the Union address will be somewhat chart-heavy for those inclined to look further. Business Insider
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Rand Paul’s State of the Union tea party response full of red meat

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