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McCall Farms, Inc. Expands Production Facility in Florence County, S.C.
EFFINGHAM, S.C.— Representatives of McCall Farms, Inc. recently announced expansion and growth plans for the company’s manufacturing facility in Florence County. This includes a capital investment of $10.6 million. The investment will add 80 jobs over the next three years, create more than 50,000 square feet of new space for production capacity, increase quality, and allow for 24-hour-a-day operation of the facility. redOrbit
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Timken cutting 183 jobs from Tyger River Plant in Union
The Timken Co. announced plans Thursday to reduce the workforce of its Tyger River Plant in Union by 183 jobs. Sixty temporary positions will be phased out by the end of this year, while 123 more jobs will disappear during 2013. GoUpstate
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Dire Warnings in Alabama Budget Vote
Hospitals and nursing homes shutting their doors. Doctors fleeing the state. Prisons closing and thousands of inmates walking free. Stateline.org
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New comments sought on changes to proposed Charleston cruise terminal
The State Ports Authority has revised its plans to convert a downtown Charleston warehouse into a $35 million cruise ship terminal, triggering a new round of public comments. The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Ofifce of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management today filed papers seeking new input about additional structural changes to the project. Post-Courier
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Texas Cancer agency board approves $114 million in grants
AUSTIN - The state cancer institute Thursday approved a slate of research grants set aside last spring to fast-track funding for a controversial $20 million Houston commercialization grant. Houston Chronicle
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Pace of Hiring Rose in July, but Jobless Rate Ticked Up
Continuing a long slog upward from the depths of the recession, the American economy added 163,000 nonfarm payroll jobs in July, the Labor Department said on Friday. That compares to a revised 64,000 jobs added in June. New York Times
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STOCKS SURGE AFTER AWESOME NEWS: Here's What You Need To Know
A crucial week of economic data ended on a high note. First the scoreboard: Business Insider
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Comptroller: Strong Texas Economy May Slow In 2013
Top Republicans are signaling that lawmakers will likely carve out another lean state budget next year even though the Texas economy is humming along for now. KeraNews.com
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U.S. Wasting Millions in Afghanistan
The United States has often made bad decisions while trying to reconstruct Afghanistan, where hundreds of millions of American tax dollars are going to waste. As much as $400 million has been spent unwisely on large construction projects, according to John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, in a new report. Some examples include a police base that cost nearly $5 million to build, but doesn’t have a water supply, and another built with U.S. dollars that doesn’t have a septic system. AllGov.com
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America Has Hundreds Of Thousands Fewer Teachers Than It Had Three Years Ago
The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced this morning that the United States economy added 163,000 jobs in July, a positive if not large enough step in the nation’s economic recovery. But while the private sector continues to add jobs, federal, state, and local governments continue to shed them. The public sector lost 9,000 more jobs in July, bringing its total cuts to 648,000 over the last three years — the worst three-year period on record. Tink Progress
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