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Georgia: Hollywood of the South?
A popular film industry tax credit has led some to call Georgia the Hollywood of the South. The director of the state film office calls the tax incentive a necessity in a competitive market. A tax analyst suggests it’s time for all states to roll up the red carpet and end subsidies for such a profitable industry. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Florida oyster fisheries experiencing above-average losses this season
Florida oysters have suffered high mortality rates this harvest season causing an adverse effect for all businesses and restaurants relying on oyster crop. wuft.org
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South Florida's Latin America trade up
South Florida's trade totals with a majority of Latin American nations have been up this year, but some wonder if the region's title in the shipping industry as "Gateway to Latin America" is slipping away. A recent report by the Florida Foreign Trade Association pointed out that Houston is now the top US Customs District for trade with Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Chile and Argentina. Miami Today
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Jacksonville council approves $895,000 in financial incentives for Advanced Disposal
Advanced Disposal Services won an $895,000 incentive package Tuesday for expanding its Jacksonville headquarters, even as the company fends off questions that it owes big bucks to the city for landfill fees. Florida Times Union
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Century asks for more time to respond to PSC ruling
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Century Aluminum officials want to have until Nov. 1 to ask the state Public Service Commission to reconsider its ruling on a special electricity rate for the company. Charleston Gazette
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'Tremendous' response to Tallassee AL auto supplier's Hanil USA announcement of job openings
A state official said Monday that the early response has been “tremendous” to an announcement advertising jobs created by a $3 million expansion to auto supplier Hanil USA’s facility in Tallassee. Montgomery Advertiser
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It's raining chicken in Virginia town
ASSAWOMAN, Va. — A teen's horseback riding lesson ended abruptly after a foot-long hunk of raw chicken that fell out of a cloudless sky hit her in the head. freep.com
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More People Are Riding Amtrak, But Republicans Pledge To Cut Funding
Amtrak, the federally-subsidized passenger rail that runs across the country, experienced a 3.5 percent jump in ridership last fiscal year, with a total of 31.2 million passengers taking the train. More people rode Amtrak trains last year than any time since 1971. Think Progress
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Florida Billionaire CEO Threatens To Fire Employees If Obama Wins
The CEO of a massive timeshare company sent an email about the upcoming election to his employees yesterday, threatening to fire some of them if President Obama wins re-election. David Siegel, who owns Florida-based Westgate Resorts, sent an email to all his employees yesterday to discuss the upcoming election. “The economy doesn’t currently pose a threat to your job,” Siegel wrote, noting that the company is “the most profitable [it's] ever been.” “What does threaten your job however, is another 4 years of the same Presidential administration.” He went on to say that although he “can’t tell you whom to vote for,” if Obama is re-elected, it would mean “fewer jobs, less benefits and certainly less opportunity for everyone.” Think Progress
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Tuscaloosa City Hall looking at economic development contract with chamber
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- City Hall is exploring the possibility of signing an economic development contract with the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama. al.com
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