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3 of 10 Most Affordable Neighborhoods With the Best Schools Are Southern
For many homebuyers, the top consideration when searching for a place to live is where their children will go to school. As a result, consistently stellar schools often go hand-in-hand with high home prices. 247wallst.com
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Manufacturing Jobs Just Aren't Good Middle Class Jobs Any More
I have to admit that as an outsider looking in I’ve never really quite grasped this American near mythologisation of manufacturing jobs. Where I come from they were regarded as hard, boring and not all that well paid. But, OK, national myths do vary between nations. However, I do get very much more confused when people talk about how wonderful it would be if there were a renaissance of US based manufacturing, as if that would bring back those days of blue collar workers having middle class lifestyles. The world has changed and that’s just not going to happen. Forbes
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Officials: Coal ash costs will be borne by Duke Energy customers
While many Lee County residents have raised environmental and health concerns regarding Duke Energy's proposed coal ash storage site off Post Office Road, local and state officials expect that there will be financial costs associated with the project as well. Sanford Herald
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Those from Mexico will benefit most from Obama’s executive action
Unauthorized immigrants from Mexico account for two-thirds of those who will be eligible for deportation relief under President Obama’s executive order even as they account for about half of the nation’s unauthorized population, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis. Pew Research
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This Town Was Named After A Company Residents Say Is Slowly Poisoning Them
DUKEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — It was fall of 2012, and only a short metal fence separated Sherry Gobble from a tree full of bright, orange persimmons. It was the third year they had blossomed, and Sherry was sick of watching them grow, fall, and get eaten by deer. Half-joking, she told her husband that one day she would climb that fence, pick those persimmons, and bake them into one of her famous pies. Think Progress
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Controversial EPA Carbon Rules Would Save Drought-Stricken 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. Governing.com
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Texas' Greg Abbott on Obama's Immigration Order: I'm Going to Sue
Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott didn’t mince words while reacting to President Obama’s executive action that grants amnesty to roughly 5 million illegals, saying simply in a tweeted message: I’m going to sue. His words: “Pres. Obama has circumvented Congress and bypassed the will of the American people. I am prepared to immediately challenge this in court.” Governing.com
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Hiring for new Appomattox manufacturer to begin in the spring
It’ll be another month before the keys are turned over to the new owners of the former Thomasville Furniture Industries plant in Appomattox and another three months before a bulk of the new hires materialize, but the community already is preparing for the new company. News Advance
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In midst of storm, Bill Cosby to appear on Florida stage Friday
The comedian is scheduled to do a sold-out comedy show at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. Cosby takes show to Bahamas amid trouble at home Miami Herald
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Manufacturers optimistic about hiring outlook?


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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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