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Economic Development Summit in Butte

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, center, makes her way back stage, before her keynote address at the Montana Jobs Summit in Butte, Mont. Several thousand business people, politicians, academics and others registered to hear speeches and hobnob with the executives.

Business Leaders Talk Tax Code at Summit in Butte


Butte, a mining town almost a century removed from its heyday, is the unlikely gathering spot for some of the business world's biggest names.

Google's Eric Schmidt and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg joined by CEOs from companies like Ford, Boeing, Delta Airlines, FedEx, electric super car-maker Tesla, ConocoPhillips and Hewlett-Packard, for a jobs conference that touched on taxes, energy development and many other issues.

Reporting by Matt Gouras, Associated Press.