**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney hosts a small-business roundtable July 23, 2012, during a campaign stop at Endural LLC in Costa Mesa, Calif. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney hosts a small-business roundtable July 23, 2012, during a campaign stop at Endural LLC in Costa Mesa, Calif. (Associated Press)