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Marketplace for Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks past German and EU flags as she arrives for a statement on the ruling of the German Federal Constitutional Court with regards to the EU's Lisbon Treaty, at the chancellery in Berlin.
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With purchases in hand, a shopper exits a Big Lots store beyond one of the store's shopping carts May 25, 2006 in Niles, Illinois. Columbus, Ohio-based, and Fortune 500 company, Big Lots first-quarter profits rose 76 percent, as reported today. Big Lots operates over 1400 stores in 47 states.
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