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Pilots soundly reject contract offer from American Airlines
American Airlines' stay in bankruptcy court could become longer after two of its major unions delivered a split decision Wednesday on new cost-cutting contracts. Pilots overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract that would have given the pilots pay raises and a 13.5 percent equity stake when the carrier emerges from bankruptcy. Mechanics and store clerks approved their contract proposals. Flight attendants are in the midst of their ratification vote. Star-Telegram
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Tech effort will mean Louisiana jobs
Our economic development efforts have recognized the natural synergies that exist along the Interstate 20 corridor. That's one reason our area joined to form the North Louisiana Economic Development Partnership. The News Star
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Dallas-based AT&T, CWA disclose details of labor deal
Dallas-based AT&T Inc. has provided details of the tentative labor contract agreement that was reached between its AT&T Southeast unit (BellSouth Telecommunications) and the Communications Workers of America. Business First
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Memphis has a pyramid; could Nashville have a guitar?
A Nashville developer has the whole town talking with his plans to develop Nashville's most iconic building: a guitar-shaped, 32-story glass and steel highrise. Memphis Business Journal
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US economic outlook brightens on jobs, trade data
WASHINGTON — The outlook for the U.S. economy brightened a little Thursday after new data pointed to improvement in hiring and greater exports. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 361,000, the Labor Department said. Economists noted that the level suggests the modest job creation in July could carry over into August. CBS News
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The 15 (8 Southern) Best Housing Markets For The Next Five Years
American home prices are expected to decline 1 percent from now through March 2013, according to the latest home price report by Fiserv Case-Shiller. Business Insider
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The 15 (10 Southern) Worst Housing Markets For The Next Five Years
Home prices across the nation are down 33.3 percent since they peaked in the first quarter of 2006, according to latest data from Fiserv Case-Shiller. Business Insider
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After Texas rule change, a beer is now just a beer
In Texas, a beer is now a beer by any other name, after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission changed the state's labeling rules last month. Dallas Business Journal
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Savannah one of world's Best Fall Getaways, U.S. News says
Savannah has crossed another accolade off its bucket list. U.S. News and World Report, the benchmark publication for business and leisure travel, on Wednesday coronated The Hostess City one its 12 Best Fall Getaways worldwide. Savannah Morning News
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Don't Be Happy About That Shrinking Trade Deficit
Earlier today we got the latest trade deficit number for the US in June. The trade deficit came in at $42.9 billion vs. expectations of $47.5 billion. It's also below the previous month's $48 billion. Theoretically that's "good" because the trade deficit gets subtracted from GDP. Business Insider
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

The America South is home to almost as many residents as the Northeast and the Midwest combined, but even that statistical record is about to be broken. According to a new Census Bureau study that came out in April, 51 percent of the nation's population jump occurred in the South from 2010 to 2013.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Stacy Randle
Demographer Wendell Cox recently analyzed the largest gains in holders of bachelor's and post-graduate degrees between 2007 and 2012 in the 51 metro regions in the U.S. of 1 million residents or more. The results were published in Forbes magazine and the South dominated the ranking.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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This is our annual "Made in the South" issue and it's timely because there is a new player in the South's manufacturing universe. For almost two decades, economic developers and politicos in the South and the U.S. have been chasing Chinese projects with little or nothing to show. Want proof we've been chasing ghosts in China for years? Okay, go ahead and name a Chinese brand that's made in the South? Tick. . .tick. . .tick. Give up?
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean

We try to change up the categories in our annual Ten Top 10s section, but we always include the "Ten People Who Made a Difference" category. This year though, we are honoring 12 and you will learn why by reading about this group of folks who have made a difference in the South. Here is our annual list that includes executives, economic developers and politicians who have made a difference in the South's economy.


 


 

 

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