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NC GOP Declares War on Women's Bare Breasts
Republicans in North Carolina want to outlaw showing your breasts in public--and it appears that a bill to do just that is headed for approval in the North Carolina legislature. Alternet
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GOP Eager For The Sequester To Go Into Effect So They Can Blame Obama For Its Devastating Consequences
With the sequester deadline looming just two weeks away, Republicans have adopted the public posture of cheerleading for the anticipated spending reductions to social programs, while preparing to blame President Obama for their devastating impact on middle class Americans and national security. Think Progress
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TN Congresswoman Opposes Obama’s Universal Preschool Plan Because It Would Require ‘More Paperwork’
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) shot down President Obama’s proposal for universal pre-school education during an appearance on CSPAN’s Washington Journal on Friday, complaining that the plan — first unveiled during last week’s State of the Union address — would force teachers to fill out too much paperwork. Think Progress
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Big boxes bouncing back in Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City has been soaking up the empty big-box retail space, and more than half the vacancy available in 2010 is back in use. That's according to brokers Mark Inman and Stuart Graham with CB Richard Ellis-Oklahoma, who started tracking big empty stores — those 18,000 square feet and larger — three years ago, when a glut was hitting landlords hard. Then, Inman and Graham counted 30 vacant spaces totaling 1,248,800 square feet. The Oklahoman
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Southwest merging flights with AirTran
Southwest Airlines is beginning to knit its network of flights into that of AirTran Airways, which it acquired in mid-2011. Triangle Business Journal
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Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin joins OSU to boot up finished Cowboy Wind Farm
STILLWATER — One of the state's newest wind farms now generates a lot of Orange Power. Gov. Mary Fallin, Oklahoma State University officials and Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. executives flipped ceremonial switches in Stillwater Friday to mark the completion of the Cowboy Wind Farm near Blackwell. The Oklahoman
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Bits & Bytes: Super Wi-Fi may go public if FCC gets its way
Wi-Fi has been around for years, but the concept still seems a little like magic - instant connections with high-speed Internet data transmitted over the air. Yet Wi-Fi could be a lot better. The best Wi-Fi routers have a range of a couple hundred feet at most, and that range can be cut down significantly by walls, hills or other obstacles. Data speeds at the farther ends of that range can take a major hit, so even standing in the wrong corner of a decent-sized Starbucks can give you bad connections. Tulsa World
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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Sacrifice Obamacare To Avoid Sequester
To avoid a March 1 sequester, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) suggested on Fox News Sunday that Congress save money by cutting the Affordable Care Act instead. "Here's my belief: Let's take Obamacare and put it on the table," he said. "People are leaving the private sector because their companies can't afford to offer Obamacare. If you want to look at ways to find $1.2 trillion in savings over the next decade, let's look at Obamacare. Let's don't destroy the military and just cut blindly across the board." Huffington Post
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Tenaris announces $1.5B pipe plant in Matagorda Co., TX
An international manufacturing company with operations around the globe said Friday it will build a $1.5 billion plant in Matagorda County to produce piping to be used in shale drilling operations throughout the United States. Fuel Fix
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Incomes Flat in Recovery, but Not for the 1%
Incomes rose more than 11 percent for the top 1 percent of earners during the economic recovery, but not at all for everybody else, according to new data. CNBC
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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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