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Houston top major metro for job creation, Comerica says
Houston's broadening economy is helping it remain the fastest-growing major metropolitan area in the U.S., according to the latest Comerica Regional Economic Update. Houston Business Journal
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BRIAN BELSKI: US Corporate Profit Margins Will Stay High For Years
BMO Capital Markets' Brian Belski published his 2013 Market Outlook yesterday. We already know that he expects the S&P 500 to end 2013 at 1,575. But this new 39-page report offers more color to his call. Here are some key points: Business Insider
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A Massive Urban-Rural Political Divide Is Splitting America
Partisan lines that once fell along regional borders can increasingly be found at the county level. What does that mean for the future of the United States? Starting before the Civil War era, America's political dividing lines were drawn along state and regional borders. Business Journal
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Austin a rising star in film industry, but not close to critical mass
As local film production company Wilson-Brown Productions Inc. plans to transform a 3,100-square-foot auto mechanic’s garage to a premier video production venue — as reported in this week’s issue of the Austin Business Journal — we asked a few people in the industry how close Austin is to reaching prominence in the film industry. Austin Business Journal
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President Obama, carbon slayer?
It is still possible for Barack Obama to secure an honorable climate legacy. He can dramatically reduce U.S. carbon emissions in his second term. And he can do it without help from Congress. He doesn’t even need a crafty new plan — the Natural Resources Defense Council has come up with one for him, based on a provision in the Clean Air Act (CAA). All he needs is political courage. Grist
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Words the coal industry doesn’t want to hear: Senator Ashley Judd


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Twickenham Square -- $100M live-work-shop development downtown -- now under way
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A team of private developers and city officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday afternoon for the $100 million Twickenham Square project south of downtown. al.com
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A Century-Old Rule Is Keeping The US From Becoming A Dominant Force In Global Oil
The Eagle Ford shale formation lies south of our headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, giving the U.S. Global investment team a firsthand, tacit perspective on the oil and gas industry’s growing natural resources phenomenon. We’ve witnessed how the oil activity is boosting the local economy with solid-paying jobs, a healthy housing market and strong consumer sentiment, as oil giants such as Schlumberger and Halliburton take a bigger stake in the area. usfunds.com via Business Insider
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The Most Expensive Snacks In America
Obesity is sometimes blamed on the high price of healthy foods compared to junk food. But it may be time to stop complaining. The USDA's economic research service has put together a handy presentation showing the cost-per-portion of everything you'd ever want to munch on — and how to max out your healthy snack bang per buck. To our surprise, muffins are the costliest food on the list: Business Insider
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Debate rages on about NBA’s viability in Louisville
The NBA can too work in Louisville. Nuh-uh. Uh-huh. So goes the debate on whether pursuing professional basketball is a worthy goal for the city of Louisville. Business First
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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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