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Five stories that have North Texas talking: JCPenney generates a lot of buzz for its buzzed Tweets last night; Texans are heading to Colorado for marijuana; the West fertilizer blast will get more scrutiny; and more.  

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Plano-based J.C. Penney will lay off 2,000 workers and close 33 stores to save money. No Texas stores are included, but 20 states are affected.

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Struggling retail giant JC Penney could face bankruptcy if things don’t improve, according to SMU Marketing Professor Ed Fox. 

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A Canadian clothing brand called Joe Fresh travels south tomorrow, to about 700 J.C. Penney stores. It’s the first of several Penney ‘store in a store’ lines aimed at younger buyer. Can Joe Fresh can help revive a struggling, stale Plano-based JC Penney?

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Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins has declared a state of emergency as cases of West Nile virus escalate.

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Gov. Rick Perry is recovering from successful surgery to repair his right clavicle, which did not properly heal following a 2009 bicycle accident.

A spokesperson from Perry’s office says he's doing fine.  Everything went smoothly.

The 90-minute outpatient procedure was performed by Dr. Bruce Malone.

Perry was emailing with his chief of staff in the hours after the surgery saying he was already back working.     


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