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Georgia gets more time to improve mental health care
ATLANTA — Georgia's efforts to set up a better treatment network for mentally ill people have been delayed, leading state officials to ask a judge for more time to make improvements. U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell granted a one-year extension to July 2013, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Independent Mail
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NC Freightliner not hiring as fast as company pledged
CLEVELAND, NC — Despite the pomp and circumstance of Daimler Trucks North America’s announcement in January, only half of the 1,100 new jobs planned for the Freightliner plant have materialized. Salisbury Post
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Poultry processor plans to hire 1,100 workers for NC plant
A Mississippi poultry processor has selected a site in Nash County for a new chicken plant that will employ more than 1,000 people, but it's unclear how soon it will be constructed. Sanderson Farms said Tuesday it has purchased land for the plant near Interstate 95 and N.C. 97 southwest of Rocky Mount. Salisbury Post
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$160 million runway project may ease noise at Charlotte Douglas International
Charlotte Douglas International Airport announced Monday night it will build a new 12,000-foot runway that aviation director Jerry Orr said will lessen noise for some residents under current flight paths. The $160 million project will be the airport’s fifth runway, and its fourth parallel runway. It will allow the airport to land three planes at once, while keeping one runway exclusively for takeoffs. Charlotte Observer
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A look at how Hurricane Isaac will effect oil and gas production
News reports are swarming about how Hurricane Isaac will affect oil and gas production in the Gulf Coast. Houston Business Chronicle
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Most Red States Take More Money From Washington Than They Put In
It's no secret: The federal budget is expanding faster than tax revenues, a trend that's been fueled by the rapid growth of entitlement programs and exacerbated by the recession. As a recent New York Times article documents, even as fiscally conservative lawmakers complain about deficit spending, their constituents don't want to give up the Social Security checks, Medicare benefits, and earned income tax credits that provide a safety net for the struggling middle class. Mother Jones
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U.S. Grew Faster Than First Estimated In Second Quarter
The economy expanded more than previously estimated in the second quarter, reflecting gains in consumer spending and exports that are being threatened by costlier gasoline and a global slowdown. Gross domestic product climbed at a 1.7 percent annual rate from April through June, up from an initial estimate of 1.5 percent and following a 2 percent gain in the first three months of the year, revised Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. The weakest gain in business investment in new equipment in almost three years restrained the pace of growth, which was the slowest since the third quarter. Bloomberg
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Work begins on $30 million solar project at TN Volkswagen
When Volkswagen turns on its solar park late this year, the site will generate enough electricity to power about 1,200 Chattanooga homes, according to the automaker. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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Gov. Perry receives entrepreneur award at Tampa event
Although Texas Gov. Rick Perry won’t be speaking at the Republican National Convention this week, he did accept the Hero of the American Entrepreneur Award at a different event in Tampa. Houston Business Journal
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Alabama's debt tops $60 billion
Alabama's state debt totals more than $60 billion, according to a new report from State Budget Solutions. Birmingham Business Journal
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