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Voting Rights Review Could Impact Georgia
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule next year whether some states including Georgia still need federal oversight of how they conduct elections. The case concerns the Voting Rights Act, which protects minority voters by monitoring election map changes in some states. gpb.org
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GA Tech. Glove can make you Mozart?


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The Next Trillion-Dollar Stimulus? It's Immigration Reform
Thanks to the electoral drubbing Republicans took from Latino voters on Tuesday, it's looking increasingly likely Congress might actually tackle comprehensive immigration reform some time this year. House Speaker John Boehner suddenly likes the idea. Even Fox News' Sean Hannity is a convert. That's delightful news for any number of reasons. If it happens, millions of hard working people will be able to step out of America's legal shadows. But almost as importantly, it might just give the U.S. economy a trillion-dollar shot in the arm, as explained in a report published by the left-leaning Center for American Progress in 2010. The Atlantic
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What the Fiscal Cliff Means for Jobs, in 1 Chart
These aren't the tax hikes we're looking for. With the election behind us, all the attention inside the Beltway has turned to the so-called fiscal cliff -- the tax increases and spending cuts set to start kicking in on January 1, 2013. As my colleague Derek Thompson points out, it's more of a "fiscal hill" than a "fiscal cliff", but the bottom line is that unless Congress does something there will be a great disturbance in the budget that leaves billions of dollars crying out in terror, only to disappear. The Atlantic
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We Can't Land On Mars Without NASA's Million-Dollar Ironman Suit
Wearable robot suits have been used to help disabled people walk again and protect soldiers from injuries. Now that technology is being re-jiggered by NASA to keep astronauts in tip-top shape during their weightless bouts in space. The result: A 57-pound device called the X1 robotic skeleton. Business Insider
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STOCKS GO NOWHERE: Here's What You Need To Know
Today was pretty quiet on Wall Street as banks and cash bonds were closed to observe Veterans day while the stock market remained open for business. First, the scoreboard: Business Insider
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Arkansas Officials eye groundwork for $2B road construction
LITTLE ROCK — Orange barrels, flashing signs, lane detours and slow traffic are still a year away, but Arkansas highway officials are already planning how to spend nearly $2 billion over the next decade building and repairing roads across the state. Arkansas News Bureau
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Exports: Made in Kentucky, Shipped to the World
Ninety-five percent of the planet’s 7 billion humans do not live in the United States, and only 1.4 percent of Americans live in Kentucky. Which makes the math clear: America and the commonwealth must export to maintain a satisfactory lifestyle in today’s global economy. Lane Report
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KiOR starts production at Mississippi plant
Pasadena-based KiOR’s alternative fuel facility in Columbus, Miss., began production in October and is expected to make its first commercial shipment before the end of November. yourhoustonnews.com
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NC high court hears AG Duke Energy rate challenge
RALEIGH, N.C. North Carolina's attorney general wants the state's highest court to reverse a decision giving Duke Energy permission to raise electricity prices by 7 percent and lock in a 10 percent profit. Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday that it's wrong that the state Utilities Commission allowed the nation's largest electric utility double-digit profits when families and small businesses are struggling. Charlotte Observer
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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.
 

 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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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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