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7 Companies that Paid their CEOs More Than They Paid in Taxes
Seven of the largest corporations in America have the dubious distinction of spending more money on their CEO salaries than on taxes to the U.S. government. Allgov.com
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Services lift US producer prices in October
U.S. producer prices unexpectedly rose in October, but the underlying trend continued to point to a benign inflation environment that could persuade the Federal Reserve to keep interest rates very low a bit longer. CNBC
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Hot job titles for 2015, with or without a college degree
With unemployment rates down to levels not seen since the start of the recession, job growth stumbling upwards and a new year rapidly approaching, many Americans are considering career changes. CBS News
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US jobless claims fall; continuing claims lowest since 2000
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell more than expected in the most recent week, while a reading on consumer prices came in unexpectedly flat in October. The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week, but continued to point to strengthening labor market conditions. CNBC
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Why 3 hour workdays haven't happened yet
In 1930, John Maynard Keynes made two big predictions. The first was that "the standard of life in progressive countries one hundred years hence will be between four and eight times as high as it is today." He got that one right. It's only been 84 years, but so far, real GDP per capita in the United States has grown sixfold since Keynes' writing, right at the midpoint of his estimates. His second prediction, following from the first, was that this economic boom would allow for a dramatic reduction in hours worked — "three-hour shifts or a fifteen-hour week," perhaps. Vox.com
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Why Complex Jobs Protect Aging Brains Better
Studies show that there are a lot of things you can do to preserve your intellect—stay social and interact with as many friends and family as you can, learn new things (especially languages), go to new places and stay physically active. If there’s any time left over, consider getting a more engaging career. There’s now evidence that what you do to make a living can also help to preserve your brain power. TIME
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What Economic Recovery? More American Kids Are Homeless than Ever -- The 5 Worst States for Child Homelessness
For months, the financial press has joyously trotted out indicators of economic recovery: the official unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent in October, the stock market is at record highs, the budget deficit has hit a record low. When 78 percent of voters said they were worried about the economy in midterm exit polls, some finance journalists puzzled over why Americans didn't appreciate how good things are these days. Alternet.org
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Apache sells assets in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana for $1.4 billion
HOUSTON — Apache Corp. has agreed to sell assets in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana in two deals worth a combined $1.4 billion, the exploration and production company announced Thursday morning ahead of a presentation to analysts. Fuel Fix
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Texas and Wisconsin May Lead Legal Fight against Obama's Immigration Order
President Obama’s impending executive action on immigration is unleashing the fury of Republican governors who now control a clear majority of the nation’s statehouses — and not entirely for the reasons that partisans might expect. Governing.com
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Good Ideas Get Government Employees Extra Cash
Most states have employee suggestion programs that financially reward workers for improving services and saving money. Here's how one works. Governing.com
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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?
 
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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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