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Defense Firms Warn Of Job Losses From Budget Cuts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leader of the nation's major defense contractors warned on Wednesday of job layoffs and disruptions in manufacturing if Congress fails to agree on an alternative to automatic budget cuts. Manufacturing.net
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Nine Things We Love About Charleston, SC
Few places outshine South Carolina's romantic low country when it comes to a memorable summer getaway. Although we wish that airfares were sometimes lower, they'll come down again once the kids are back in school (around August 17 or so). Charleston, the region's star city and one of the South's most appealing destinations, has more things to do than can comfortably be listed in a short round-up, but here are nine of my favorites. Huffington Post
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Master Teacher Corps: Barack Obama Proposes $1 Billion Effort To Boost Students' Achievement In Math, Science
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students' achievement in science, technology, engineering and math. Huffington Post
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Proposed Missouri Horse Slaughterhouse Mired In Lawsuits, Fraud Claims
The proposed slaughterhouse brought hope to the struggling rural town of Rockville, MO. Widely publicized as the first U.S. facility to slaughter horses after a five-year ban on inspections ended last year, the plant would provide 50 jobs according to its chief proponent, Wyoming state representative and horse-slaughter lobbyist, Sue Wallis. "It will open by summer's end," Ms. Wallis has declared in dozens of news reports over the last month. Except it won't. Huffington Post
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GA-Based Chick-Fil-A Admits That It's Against Gay Marriage, Which Is 'Inviting God's Judgment On Our Nation'
Chick-fil-A has been criticized lately for making millions in donations to groups that are anti-gay marriage, and now, it appears that the chicken chain is willing to fully embrace that image. Business Insider
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S&D Coffee renovating, expanding in NC
CONCORD – S&D Coffee and Tea is expanding and revitalizing its Concord corporate headquarters and operations facilities. Local residents driving by on Concord Parkway will see the changes being put into place over the next few months. Major renovations will begin by mid-July. Salisbury Post
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Will transpo bill send jobs out to sea?
At the height of a pitched battle over outsourcing, Congress and the president have agreed to ship thousands of jobs overseas. Literally. A decades-old law has ensured American-flag ships carry most of the food aid sent abroad. But a little-noticed provision in last month’s transportation bill eases that policy. It’s meant to save the government money but could come at a steep cost to America’s maritime workers — up to 2,000 jobs. Politico
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Study: SC voters may have trouble getting IDs
COLUMBIA -- Thousands of people eligible to vote in South Carolina may not have the right identification they would need to cast ballots if an ID law goes into effect or even be able to get to an office that issues the cards, according to a study released Wednesday. Aiken Standard
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Bernanke warns Ron Paul's Fed audit bill could cause 'nightmare scenario'
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke warned Wednesday that an audit bill pushed by Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) could create a "nightmare scenario" for the central bank. The Hill
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Small Cities' Big Role In Reinventing The Economy: Durham, Huntsville Among Top 5 Creative Class For Jobs
I’ve lived in a lot of big cities — New York, Chicago, Tokyo, Washington, and of course, Detroit. I learned a lot from all those places, including which subway exit to take (I wish that was an issue in Detroit). But I recently moved back to my hometown, Ann Arbor, Mich., and I found that all the knowledge I picked up in big cities is helping me have a great quality of life in my small one. (You can read more of my thoughts in this essay yesterday for The Atlantic Cities.) Forbes
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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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By Mike Randle
There are numerous factors driving the new industrial revolution in the South. And it is a revolution, as this manufacturing surge that began in 2007 continues to break records year after year in the total number of large, capital intensive projects. One factor, of course, is that reshoring of facilities back to the U.S. continues to grow each year.
 
 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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