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Ron Carsten, chief engineer for Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson, tells lawmakers Wednesday that Arizona needs to fund new ``common core’’ standards if his company and others is to have the qualified workforce it needs. (Capitol Media Services photo by Howard Fischer)

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Arizona business leaders urge more funding for new education 'Common Core' standards

Saying they can't find qualified applicants for jobs, business leaders from around the state asked lawmakers Wednesday to support funding to implement the new "common core' standards.