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Some had feared that Texas was in the running in the competition for a stock exchange with Wilmington.

The News Journal reports that John Wallace, the chairman of the newly created Delaware Board of Trade Holdings Inc., had indeed approached the city of Austin.

But the paper reports that those talks went nowhere and the company wound up going with Wilmington.

Wallace said yesterday that the Delaware town remains the only viable site for the startup exchange.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland officials are responding to renewed concerns about Confederate symbols on license plates

Last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding Texas' right to refuse to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag and in the wake of a massacre at a black church in South Carolina have brought the issue to the forefront.

Gov. Larry Hogan, a day after he announced  that he is against the use of the Confederate flag on license plates.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - For the better part of three decades, Virginia operated one of the busiest execution chambers in the nation. Not anymore.

Statistics compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center show that Virginia has sent only six people to death row in the last nine years after sending 40 over the previous eight years. As a result, the state only has eight inmates awaiting execution - down from a high of 57 in 1995.

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There was a face off on CNN’s Crossfire between Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and Governor Rick Perry.

The Texas Republican has been running ads criticizing Maryland’s business environment and inviting businesses to move to the Lone Star state.

Perry charged that Maryland lost 47-thosuand jobs in July while Texas created over 18-thousand.

But O’Malley fired back noting that the state tops the nation for median income while Texas comes in at 25th.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is launching ads against Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.

WTOP said Wednesday the ads are set to begin airing in the D.C. region this week. Perry, a Republican, urges Maryland businesses to move to Texas, if they are tired of Maryland taxes.

Similar ads have been aired in California, Illinois, Missouri, New York and Connecticut.

O'Malley, a Democrat, on Wednesday dismissed the ads as a "tired old PR gimmick."