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  Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a bill aimed at keeping a federal intelligence agency in the St. Louis area.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's unemployment has dropped slightly to its lowest rate since June 2008.

The state Department of Economic Development released data Tuesday showing the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 6.3 percent in September to 5.9 percent in October.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is launching an ad campaign in which he asks Missouri workers and employers to consider moving to Texas.