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St. Louis Regains Control of its Police Department from State after 151 Years
For the first time since the Civil War, the city of St. Louis will soon get back control of its police department from Missouri. St. Louis has not controlled its police force because of an 1861 law that created a state board to oversee the city’s law enforcement, even though the police department is funded primarily by city taxes. allgov.com
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Gluten-Free Bakery Selects Rockingham County, N.C., 21 jobs
RALEIGH – Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that Kalo Foods LLC, a baker of gluten-free gourmet food products, will locate its operations in Rockingham County. The company plans to create 21 jobs and invest nearly $650,000 over three years in Stokesdale. The project was made possible in part by a $70,000 grant from the One North Carolina Fund. thrivenc.com
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Duke Energy profit beats Street, boosted by Progress
Duke Energy Corp (DUK.N), the largest power company in the United States, posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday due to benefits from its summer acquisition of rival Progress Energy. Reuters
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With 'fiscal cliff' looming, Congress facing compromise or confrontation
A day after an election that both parties agreed was a mandate to find compromise and avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, Democratic and Republican congressional leaders also continued to sharply disagree over the key issue of whether top tax rates should be raised to help resolve the looming crisis. CNN
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Absentee ballots, voting delays put harsh light on South Florida election
As Alfie Fernandez waited six hours to vote at the West Kendall Regional Library, she already knew TV networks had called the bitterly contested presidential race for Barack Obama. But she hung in there, anyway. “I felt my vote was important,” said Fernandez, a homemaker. “We have a history of messing up votes.” Miami Herald
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Research in Motion lays off workers; Irving office to remain open
Research in Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, did a layoff at its U.S. headquarters in Irving Wednesday, a source familiar with the situation said. Dallas Business Journal
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Conservation league readies, wonders about Republican-led state government in N.C.
The future of environmental regulation in North Carolina may rest on this question: Which Pat McCrory will go to Raleigh? Charlotte Business Journal
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SRA to trim more than 200 Arlington employees
Fairfax-based SRA International gave notice to Virginia late last month that it plans to cut 222 employees in Arlington after losing a major contract with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Washington Post
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Here's what Obama, business leaders must do now
Certainly some business owners didn't want President Barack Obama to be re-elected. But like it or not, he is here to stay. So now the question becomes: How must this relationship work? Charlotte Business Journal
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Big healthcare decisions loom for Georgia in election’s wake
Now that President Barack Obama’s re-election has secured the survival of his health care law, Georgia’s Republican leaders must decide whether to help shape how the law will work here or cede control to the federal government. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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 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.
 

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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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