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Trade Deficit Comes In Way Wider Than Expected At $48.7 Billion
Big number on the trade deficit. In November, the trade deficit came in at $48.7 billion. That's well wider than the $41.8 billion that was expected. The full report can be found here. Business Insider
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The Google Flu Chart That's Blowing Everyone's Mind
This year, flu season is hitting hard. The latest data show that influenza cases are up 31.6 percent from last year. The thick blue line below shows the volume of Google searches for influenza-related terms this year – a good coincident indicator of flu activity – which is sharply above any other year in recent memory: Business Insider
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US Chamber's Donohue: Economic Growth is 'Job One'
Forecasting modest growth for the U.S. economy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue said Washington leaders must focus on economic growth in order to “create jobs, lift incomes and expand opportunity for all Americans.” Industry Week
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Made in America, Again
At a dinner for Silicon Valley big shots in February 2011, President Obama asked Steve Jobs what it would take to manufacture the iPhone in the United States. Apple’s founder and CEO is said to have responded directly: “Those jobs aren’t coming back.” Technologyreview.com
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Solar companies continue building in NC Triad, seek workers
Strata Solar is continuing to build solar farms throughout the state and several of the 25 farms it plans to build in North Carolina will be in the Triad. Now, the company is looking to hire local construction crews. Triangle Business Journal
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Bericap investing $29 million, creating 50 jobs at Cherokee Co., SC plant
Bericap North America is expanding its manufacturing facility in Cherokee County – a $29 million investment that is expected to create 50 jobs during the next five years. GoUpstate.com
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Walmart joins health care payment improvement initiative
LITTLE ROCK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will contribute $670,000 to the state’s effort to lower the costs and improve the quality of health care, Gov. Mike Beebe and Walmart officials announced Thursday. Arkansas News Bureau
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Time running out to file for Florida foreclosure compensation
Not much time remains in Florida for those seeking damages from mortgage companies over foreclosures. Tampa Bay Business Journal
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Time Inc. Will Lay Off 700 After 5% Ad Decline
Time Warner's Time Inc. will lay off up to 700 staffers out of just under 8,000 total as the publisher's new chief struggles to transform famous titles and massive market share into a digital profit center. Business Insider
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Texas energy use down nearly 3 percent in 2012
Texans used nearly 3 percent less electricity in 2012 than the previous year, Texas grid planners said Thursday. Much of the decrease can be attributed to the blazing summer of 2011, when more than 60 days had temperatures exceeding 100 degrees, a record. Fuel Fix
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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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