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Oconee Co. SC plant closing, 600 lose jobs
SENECA, S.C. A medical supply company is closing its plant in Oconee County, eliminating nearly 600 jobs. Covidien said Wednesday it will close the plant in Seneca over the next three years as it moves operations to Costa Rica. Charlotte Observer
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Duke Energy to cut energy waste with peer pressure
Duke Energy received regulatory approval this week to offer a novel energy-efficiency program based on a potentially vast but untapped energy resource: one’s emotional need to fit in. News Observer
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Men's Earnings Haven't Grown Since the 1970s—Why?
Today's Census report confirmed one of the worst facts about the U.S. economy. Typical household income fell by 1.5% in 2011. But that's not the worst thing. Median household income fell for the second consecutive year, despite being two years into a recovery, and now sits 9% below its all-time high in 1999. But that's not the worst thing, either. The Atlantic
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Corporations Can Speak, but People Can't Vote?
On March 15, 1965, in the heat of the moment for what would become known as the Voting Rights Act, just eight days after a young John Lewis had his skull cracked by a lawman on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, just a few hours after President Lyndon Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress on civil rights, Republican Senator Everett Dirksen issued his own weekly radio and television report to his Illinois constituents. The Atlantic
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SC House members brawl over airport appointment
“Repugnant.” “The feistiest meeting I’ve attended in 16 years.” “Government by dictatorship.” That’s how some Charleston area lawmakers are describing a late Tuesday fracas over something that hardly ever makes news: a legislative appointment to the Charleston County Aviation Authority Board. Gov. Nikki Haley’s office might have to sort out who wins. Post-Courier
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Gas Sends Wholesale Prices Up The Most In 3 Years
A sharp rise in gasoline costs drove up wholesale prices last month by the most since June 2009. But outside energy and food, price gains were mild. NPR
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Fed Stimulus Expected, But Remedy May Not Be Right
Federal Reserve policymakers are meeting in Washington, trying to decide whether — and exactly how — to boost the sluggish economy. Many analysts are expecting the Fed to take action, but they're also beginning to question whether another stimulus program will have any effect. NPR
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Insurers, financial planners still spar over Florida's new annuity-sales law to protect seniors
Less than two years after a new Florida law imposed tougher regulations on the sale of annuities to older investors, state officials say consumer complaints and enforcement actions triggered by dubious marketing practices have fallen, an indication the law may be having its intended effect. Orlando Sentinel
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Ballot measures could cost Sarasota County millions
SARASOTA COUNTY - Several ballot referendum issues that voters will face in the general election in November would, if passed, reduce the amount of money flowing into local government coffers, in some cases by millions of dollars. Sarasota Herald Tribune
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Florida's Citizens approves plan to cut 300,000 policies
Citizens Property Insurance Corp. will begin shifting as many as 300,000 policies to private insurance companies in December as part of a $350 million plan approved Friday. The program will offer low-interest loans to private insurers as an incentive for taking over Citizens policies. The state-run insurer of last resort, with more than 1.4 million customers statewide, is trying to reduce its risk in the event of a major hurricane. Orlando Sentinel
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Just look around at what's happening in the aerospace industry in the American South. Aerospace is really making a move to become one of the region's top two industry sectors. It’s not there yet, but if large project counts are any indication, aerospace may soon challenge the petrochemicals sector as the second largest industry in the region. Never before has the aerospace industry been so important to the South's economy. Oh, what's the No. 1 industry sector in the South? Automotive is, of course. That industry hasn't been challenged much for 25 years in this region, or since we’ve been counting.

 

 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
If you have ever seen one of my presentations, then you know about the word "reshoring" and how that phenomenon has lifted the spirits of even the most skeptical Southerners regarding the future of the region's economy. After all, in the last four decades, manufacturing has suffered a bloodletting never before seen in U.S. history. The biggest factor behind the slow and long meltdown that began in the 1990s was the herd mentality to offshore manufacturing capacity to cheaper locales, primarily by U.S.-owned companies.
 


 

 

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