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A Primary Role: Small States Earn Those Big Stakes

Iowa and New Hampshire might look small and vanilla in a nation of multiplying hues and creeds, but they pay attention to their lead-off responsibilities.
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Internet Exiles Stores On Main Street

The impending bankruptcy of Kodak and the closure of camera and record stores that had been around for decades offer further proof that more and more goods and services have moved online. Somehow, that doesn't mean we have less stuff.
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Rick Santorum: The Underdog With A Loud Bark

Rick Santorum's surprisingly strong showing in the Iowa caucuses was less of a surprise in his home state of Pennsylvania. There he's known as a master-campaigner who's at his best when he's an underdog. But his conservative social views have hurt him with voters in the past.
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CEO Looks At A Veteran, Sees A Business Partner

In 2008, Richard Bennett had been out of the Marines for nearly three years, after being injured in Iraq. That's when he caught the attention of Craig Williams, who was looking for a partner to help expand his successful business.
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Why The BCS Is The Holy Roman Empire Of Sport

The Bowl Championship Series climaxes Tuesday, with a game in New Orleans between Louisiana State and Alabama. But should the winner really be called the national champion? Just think how other sports would look if they were run by the BCS.
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Imprisoned In A Mysterious Mistaken Identity

Author Alex Gilvarry recommends Max Frisch's I'm Not Stiller, a novel that intertwines a classic tale of mistaken identity with high comedy and postwar seriousness.

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