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STAPLE, intern. law. The right of staple as exercised by a people upon foreign merchants, is defined to be, that they may not allow them to set their merchandises and wares to sale but in a certain place.
     2. This practice is not in use in the United States. 1 Chit. Com. Law, 103; 4 Inst. 238; Malone, Lex Mere. 237; Bac. Ab. Execution, B 1. Vide Statute Staple.

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Tickets for events at Staples Center and the Coliseum go on sale today and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.
At Staples we're always looking for ways to bring easy to our customers, wherever they are, so they can research, shop and buy a wide range of products and services for their office," said Steven Bussberg, Senior Vice President, Staples.
Police allowed only those with tickets within blocks of Staples, to prevent a repeat of the mayhem that erupted downtown following the 2000 championship.
Through our partnership with Staples, the industry leader, we can become the office products provider of choice for businesses throughout India.
At the other end of downtown, next to the Convention Center, those behind the Staples Center have similar hopes for creating a downtown oasis in what is now a gritty, run-down industrial area.
At Staples, we work hard to make it easy for our small business customers, providing a central resource for office products and services, so our customers can focus their time on running their businesses.
The average fan will enjoy much of the state-of-the art sports experience Staples promises - but for little or nothing more than they've already been paying at the aging Forum and decrepit Sports Arena.
We have hired the most courteous and helpful associates to help us deliver on our goal to show Staples can make running a business easier in South Florida," said Miles.