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Besides oil prices, what else is contributing to Louisiana's budget woes?
Dropping oil prices are partially to blame for Louisiana's current midyear spending cuts, but it doesn't account for all of the state's longer-term budget problems, including a projected $1.4 billion shortfall in 2015. NOLA.com
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Wages poised to rise as signs emerge of improved U.S. job market
NEW YORK — More than five years into the economic expansion, the signs that economists look for to herald the pickup in pay that has long eluded American workers are starting to emerge. Chicago Tribune
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Urban vs. Suburban: Which Location Will Allow Your Company to Grow?
It’s not difficult to understand why technology companies capture our attention. They offer innovative work environments, high-paying jobs, and a small degree of celebrity that comes with developing the world’s next big things. Area Development
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Manufacturing-Related Student Enrollments Rise By 36%
Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) is proud to announce a 36 percent increase in manufacturing related student enrollments in three of the region’s career & technical schools: Lehigh Career and Technical Institute (LCTI), Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School (BAVTS), and the Career Institute of Technology (CIT). Manufacturing.net
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Japan Recession Could Slow U.S. Companies
Japan has slipped back into a recession for the second time in two years. That could mean more trouble for a range of U.S companies and industries that count on the country for sales. Manufacturing.net
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Kentucky Coal Company Falsified Water Pollution Reports, Environmental Group Alleges
A major Kentucky coal company falsified its pollution reports in the first quarter of 2014, according to multiple environmental groups that filed an intent to sue notice against the company this week. Think Progress
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When Mega Corporations Get Mega Tax Breaks, We All Pay
Is corporate CEO pay really out of control? Well, consider Fleecing Uncle Sam, a new report from the Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Effective Government. Of the 100 highest-paid CEOs in the US, the study finds, twenty-nine of them received more compensation than their companies paid in federal income tax. The Naiton
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Report: EPA Power Plan Would Save Texas Water
As state regulators fret about how President Obama’s effort to combat climate change would affect the Texas power grid, a new study says the rules would be simpler to adopt than those regulators suggest – and that it would save the state billions of gallons of water annually. Texas Tribune
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Amazing facts: How big is Texas?
Earlier this year on one of Reddit’s map outposts a map was making the rounds showing how large the state of Texas really is. The map illustrated which countries and states are closer to Texas than the state is in length across. Houston Chronicle
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In Compromise Plan, Limited Fracking Is Approved for National Forest in Virginia
Drilling for oil and natural gas will be mostly off-limits in the largest national forest in the East, whose streams bring drinking water to Washington and Richmond, Va., the federal government said Tuesday. New York Times
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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.
 

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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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