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      Nixon reaches export deal with China

      Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri has reached an agreement to sell $4.4 billion worth of products to China through 2014.

      Nixon said Monday that the deal includes an emphasis on selling Missouri agricultural products. The trade agreement is between the state Department of Economic Development and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.

      Nixon says the agreement will increase Missouri's exports to China by more than $1 billion from 2012 to 2014. He says it is an important step for helping the state's economy.

      The Missouri governor is to be in China for about a week. Nixon also is scheduled to meet with the American ambassador to China and to speak to the American Chamber of Commerce.

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