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Wacker construction workers back on site
Most of the 1,200 construction workers on the Wacker Chemical plant in Charleston, Tenn., are back on the job today. Work was called off last week after two employees of Baker Concrete Construction fell from scaffolding and died. Wacker’s website had claimed that the site had been accident free until the incident. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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$2.4 billion deal will keep Fox, NASCAR together
CHARLOTTE, N.C. NASCAR and Fox Sports Media Group announced a $2.4 billion, eight-year extension Monday that runs through 2022 and keeps the prestigious Daytona 500 and first third of the Sprint Cup Series on the network. Fox, which has been with NASCAR since 2001, will pay an average of $300 million annually beginning in 2015 in its first fee increase in more than a decade. thatsracing.com
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Charlotte Area Transit System to announce federal funding of light-rail extension
The Charlotte Area Transit System is scheduled to announce Tuesday morning that is has an official deal with the federal government to pay for half of the $1.16 billion light-rail extension to University City — the last hurdle before construction can begin. Charlotte Observer
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NC Triangle home sales up 24 percent in third quarter
The Triangle housing market continues to show signs of mounting a sustained recovery, with sales increasing 24 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period a year ago. There were 5,559 homes sold in Durham, Johnston, Orange and Wake counties in the three months that ended Sept. 30, Triangle Multiple Listing Services data show. Pending sales were also up 24 percent while showings increased 12 percent. News Observer
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Our Views: Steel mill’s new twist
Five years ago, Louisiana’s state economic development officials tried unsuccessfully to lure a $5 billion ThyssenKrupp steel mill to locate in the state. In spite of a lucrative package of tax incentives and other inducements, the company located its plant in Alabama instead. The Advocate
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NitraCore to establish headquarters in Lyon Co., KY, create 10 jobs
LYON COUNTY, Ky. - Gov. Steve Beshear announced NitraCore LLC plans to launch a manufacturing operation in Lyon County, creating 10 jobs and investing more than $260,000 in the process. wpsdlocal6.com
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GA 'App Economy' Has $1B Impact
ATLANTA - Jobs related to mobile-application development are adding more than a billion dollars a year to Georgia’s economy, according to a new report, putting the state among the top 10 in the nation. The study comes from CTIA, the wireless industry’s trade group. It measures so-called “app economy” jobs – the people who actually create or maintain smartphone apps plus other people who work at those companies and other jobs supported by the existence of those companies. wugatv.com
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Offshore wind farms could fuel jobs in Hampton Roads VA
Harnessing wind power off the mid-Atlantic coast could generate more than 70,000 jobs in the region over 10 years, according to an industry study released last week at a trade conference in Virginia Beach. And Hampton Roads with its shipbuilding expertise, skilled workforce, deep-water ports and coastal infrastructure stands to benefit more than most from offshore wind farms, proponents say. Daily Press
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Virginia escapes worst of recession but new fears ahead
LEESBURG, Va. — Amid scenic horse farms, vineyards, Civil War landmarks and quaint shops tucked in historic redbrick buildings, signs of prosperity are plainly visible. The anxiety about the economy, less so — but it’s here. Daily Herald
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Plenty of good economic news lately, but here's something scary
Yes, consumer confidence is rising. And yes, the unemployment rate is back below eight percent. That's solidly good news from two completely distinct sources, increasing the likelihood that conditions are improving (and perhaps completely squelching the notion that the Bureau of Labor Statistics' numbers are a product of conspiracy). al.com
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After I finished the cover story for this issue, I read an interesting article by economist Paul Krugman, the op-ed columnist for the New York Times, titled, "Partying like it’s 1995." Generally I side with Krugman, even though I am a journalist, not an economist. Occasionally, though, I read some of his stuff and ask myself, "What planet did Krugman come from?" Like when he predicted a shift of automotive assembly to Canada after Toyota announced a new plant in Woodstock, Ontario in 2005 because of "free healthcare," among other benefits. That Toyota deal was the last major automotive assembly plant announced in Canada and I predict it will be the very last one for the Canadians.
 
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