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Birmingham's Lyric Theatre: Heightened anticipation for long-awaited restoration
After two decades of feasibility studies, architectural plans, broken promises and failed grant applications, the Lyric Theatre may finally be inching toward a long-awaited restoration. Volunteers and staff members of its owners, Birmingham Landmarks, are working to return the structure to what it was meant to be — a live performance space. Cleanup has started on the $18 million project, and they hope to have a soft opening in a renovated lobby area next year. Completion is optimistically slated for the theater’s centennial in January 2014. Al.com
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Alabama schools chief Tommy Bice urged to pull plug on Channel One
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A Boston-based nonprofit group is asking Alabama school Superintendent Tommy Bice to suspend the use of Channel One programming in Alabama schools, reopening a debate over whether the 12-minute broadcast aimed at teens is appropriate. The group, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, asserts that the Channel One television news program -- shown in more than 300 Alabama schools -- has limited educational value, its commercials are nothing more than plugs for the latest movie or movie star, and the Channel One website promotes other websites with inappropriate and even sexual content. Al.com
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Fire Up the Barbecue? Drought Will Bring on Cheaper Meat Prices for a Spell
This summer’s historic drought is bound to yield rising prices at the supermarket. The awful harvest of corn and soybeans is causing their prices to soar, and since they’re utilized in so many other foods—cereal, soda, feed for cattle and chickens—the effects are much broader than corn on the cob that costs about the same as caviar. Interestingly, though, at least for a brief period, meat prices are likely to shrink. TIME.com
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Start-ups Create Jobs, Right? So Let’s Stop Praising Small Businesses — and Fund More
By pretty much any measure, lending to American small businesses is weak. Most recently, small business borrowing dropped 5% from May to June, according to the research firm PayNet, which tracks such lending. And while May’s borrowing had encouragingly reversed a four-month decline, June’s numbers were actually in sync with a broader trend. According to the recent annual report from U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, a year-0ver-year comparison of outstanding loans to the nation’s small business revealed a decrease of almost 7%, for the 12 months that ended in June 2011. TIME.com
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Romney: 'I have paid taxes every year’
LAS VEGAS -- Mitt Romney said Friday that he has paid taxes "every year," vigorously disputing an assertion by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee paid no income taxes for a decade. “Harry Reid really has to put up or shut up,” Romney told reporters following a rally here. NBCnews.com
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NC Triad's mayors meet to avoid incentive battles
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Three mayors from nearby North Carolina cities are planning a meeting this week to stop the bidding wars that promise special tax breaks to companies shopping the prospect of jobs. News Observer
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Airbus to double $12B it spends with US suppliers
European aerospace giant Airbus said Monday it plans to double the $12 billion it now spends with U.S. suppliers amid strong airplane sales, explaining that the company has a backlog that is "disturbingly healthy." US News & World Report
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Is the U.S. Economy Doing Better Than We Think?
Last Friday, U.S. stocks rose to their highest levels since May following a jobs report that showed the economy added 163,000 jobs last month, the most in five months. US News & World Report
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If Start-Ups Create Jobs, Why Aren't We Funding More Small Businesses?
By pretty much any measure, lending to American small businesses is weak. Most recently, small business borrowing dropped 5% from May to June, according to the research firm PayNet, which tracks such lending. And while May’s borrowing had encouragingly reversed a four-month decline, June’s numbers were actually in sync with a broader trend.According to the recent annual report from U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, a year-0ver-year comparison of outstanding loans to the nation’s small business revealed a decrease of almost 7%, for the 12 months that ended in June 2011. At that point, banks had $606.9 billion in outstanding loans to the U.S. small businesses, compared with $652.2 billion for the same 12-month period ending in June 2010. That’s not good news for anybody, except maybe the Romney campaign. TIME
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Va. Superfund site cleanup continues
About 800 people were employed at Avtex Fibers when it closed in 1989. Before it shut down and declared bankruptcy, the company was cited for violating Virginia's environmental laws with wastewater discharges into the Shenandoah River. R&D Magazine
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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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