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Florida mortgage costs near top in U.S.
Florida has the fourth-highest mortgage costs in the country, according to results of a Bankrate.com survey released Monday. Home buyers pay an average of $4,395 in origination, title and closing costs, according the North Palm Beach company's eighth annual mortgage-cost survey. For the United States as a whole, the average cost is $3,747. Orlando Sentinel
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COMMENTARY: Is North Carolina an economic leader or laggard?
The economic story of North Carolina in recent decades is astonishing. From a state that relied on farming and manufacturing to provide jobs, North Carolina remade its economy into one of the most transformative and dynamic in the country. Much of this change had to be done for the state to survive economically. Although farming is still a major income producer, many jobs in the sector have been supplanted by modern machinery and technology. newbernnsj.com
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The South's Best Economic Development Law Firms
If your company is undergoing a site search in the American South, this digital magazine of the South's best economic development law firms is a valuable asset. Southern Business & Development magazine recently conducted a survey of the region's economic development community and the results of the survey can be found in this digital magazine. Find out which law firms are considered the best in the practice of economic development. Click on the headline above. SB&D
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Florida: A Symbolic Test Case For Medicaid Expansion‎
He was a "frequent flyer" -- a patient with multiple health problems who gets admitted to the hospital repeatedly. It was usually because he hadn't taken his medicine correctly, if at all. When he left the hospital 10 days earlier, he told his physician that he wouldn't have problems filling his prescriptions, because he had Medicaid. But when he arrived at his local drug store, it wasn't so easy. The Atlantic
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Report: 2 SC airports hit by $1 trillion in cuts
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - A Washington think tank says two South Carolina airports could be among more than 100 nationwide forced to close if $1 trillion in federal budget cuts take effect in January. Carolinalive.com
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Two job fairs Thursday: Winn-Dixie hiring for 150 jobs; 40 employers in Miami Lakes
Winn-Dixie will hold a job fair on Thursday, Aug. 9, to accept applications and conduct interviews for about 150 job openings for remodeled Winn-Dixie stores in South Florida. Sun-Sentinel
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Full Employment is Possible: Robert Pollin
Prominent economists have been expounding for months on the dire consequences of this country’s unemployment crisis. As recently as this May, Dean Baker and Ken Hassett exhorted us to pay vigilant attention. In an op-ed headlined “The Human Disaster,” they described unemployment as “nothing short of a national emergency.” Nation of Change
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The social and economic reasons for Generation Squeezed
I worry about the future — not mine but that of my three children, all in their 20s. It is an axiom of American folklore that every generation should live better than its predecessors. But this is not a constitutional right or even an entitlement, and I am skeptical that today’s young will do so. Nor am I alone. A recent USA Today/Gallup poll finds that nearly 60 percent of Americans are also doubters. I meet many parents who fear the future that awaits their children. Washington Post
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STOCK RALLY CUT DRAMATICALLY IN FINAL SECONDS OF THE DAY: Here's What You Need To Know
Stocks rallied all day amid continued enthusiasm about the probability of future central bank action. But that rally faded dramatically final seconds of the day. The Dow was up around 85 points, but ended up 20 points. Business Insider
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Stop rigging system against small business
I meant what I said. I stood before a group of voters in Massachusetts last year and talked about what it would take to move forward as a nation. I laid out how we all needed to invest in our country, to build a strong foundation for our families today and make sure the next kid with the great idea has the chance to succeed. Politico
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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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