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Cone Health plans $38.5M behavioral-health hospital in Greensboro
Cone Health wants the permission of state regulators to open a $38.5 million replacement hospital in Greensboro dedicated to behavioral-health patients. The project first requires the approval of Cone Health’s board of trustees to apply this spring for a certificate-of-need with the N.C. Division of Health Services Regulation. Journal Now
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'Made in America' Becomes More Fashionable With Luxury Brands
NEW YORK--Discounter Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) isn't the only company taking steps to buy more goods made in America. It's also on the minds of luxury and upscale retailers and brands. Wall Street Journal
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Eastern N.C. boats plant cutting jobs again
NEW BERN, N.C.-- Another 40 employees at the Hatteras and CABO Yachts plant in New Bern are losing their jobs. The Virginian-Pilot
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Gov. McDonnell has bridges to build on highways package
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Credit Gov. Bob McDonnell for his fourth-quarter Hail Mary pass in a bid for a meaningful legislative legacy, partly by pursuing profound transportation funding reforms that have eluded several previous governors. wsls.com
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Virginia retailers weigh in on plan to raise sales tax
Virginia retailers usually bristle at any suggestion to raise the state’s sales tax. They worry that such a move would temper spending among consumers who are sensitive to price increases. The Virginian-Pilot
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Obamacare 2.0: Judgment awaits
Obamacare is going into effect next year for real — but what happens with President Barack Obama’s signature achievement in his second term is largely out of his hands. The biggest piece of the law — the expansion of coverage to as many as 30 million uninsured Americans — will begin in 2014. Obama may not say a word about that in his inaugural address. But the reality is, the success or failure of the health care law may define much of his second term, and that legacy is now in the hands of agency bureaucrats, volatile state capitols and employers, not to mention the whims of young uninsured consumers. Politico
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‘Developer Bob’ and His Illicit Work-Around: What’s Wrong with Outsourcing Your Job to China?
9hngfvnnnnwu4ehne4uj3muj hjukll.;ftgbrdes Consider that last, er, paragraph a failed experiment in outsourcing. Inspired by news accounts of an American software engineer, identified only as Developer Bob, who secretly outsourced his job to China so he could spend his days surfing Reddit and looking at cat videos, I decided to try a clever cat-related labor-saving ploy of my own: to get one of my cats to write this piece for me by setting her on my laptop keyboard. TIME
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Tenn. pols hope gun bill won't hurt VW chances
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Efforts to land the assembly of another Volkswagen model in Tennessee have been kicked into high gear following the German automaker's unveiling of its CrossBlue SUV prototype at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last week. Knoxville News
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Here's The Full Text Of The Bill That Republicans Are Introducing To Temporarily Raise The Debt Ceiling
Just released now (via Jamie Dupree) the full text of the bill the GOP has introduced to temporarily raise the debt ceiling, provided the Democrats agree to either pass a budget or forgo pay. Business Insider
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Guilford NC OKs incentives for Qualicaps to expand, add 123 jobs
Qualicaps is seeking to expand its operations in Whitsett and add 123 jobs. The drug capsule company received approval Thursday from the Guilford County Board of Commissioners for $272,000 in incentives over three years. Triangle Business Journal
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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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