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Gulf of Mexico shrimpers hail court's decision to re-examine Chinese import tariffs
Gulf of Mexico shrimpers on Wednesday hailed a federal trade court's decision to re-examine Chinese shrimp imports from 2009 and 2010. The Department of Commerce had asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to allow it to reopen its review of those Chinese shrimp imports to the United States. Times-Picayune
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Head of Louisiana utility regulators calls for investigation into electricity company profits
As Louisiana's largest power provider prepares to set its rates for the coming year, the state's head utility regulator is calling for an investigation into whether electric companies are making too much profit. Public Service Commission Chairman Foster Campbell said Monday he plans to propose reducing the rate of return utilities earn on the funds invested by shareholders, possibly by as much as 25 percent. Times-Picayune
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New Orleans named one of the 'Tastiest Towns in the South' by Southern Living
Not that this should really shock anyone, but Southern Living magazine finds New Orleans tasty. In its February issue, the Alabama-based glossy names the Crescent City one of the “Tastiest Towns in the South.” The edition hits newsstands next week. Here’s what the magazine has to say about the issue: Times-Picayune
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Anyone Who Thinks America Has High Taxes Needs To Look At These Charts
There is a vehement and polarized debate going on in this country about our budget deficit. One side argues that America's taxes (revenue) are already much too high and that the budget problem is "just a spending problem." The other side, meanwhile, argues that the deficit is the result of a combination of factors, including economic growth being too slow, spending being too high, and taxes being too low. Business Insider
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General Motors to open tech center in Roswell, Ga., 1,000 jobs expected
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says General Motors will open an information technology center in suburban Atlanta. Speaking at Georgia Tech, Deal said Thursdays that GM will buy a former UPS facility in Roswell for the project. It's expected to create 1,000 high-tech jobs and includes an investment of $26 million. GoUpstate.com
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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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The key to gun control: Walmart?
ice President Joe Biden and other members of President Obama's gun-safety task force are meeting with the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups on Thursday, one of a series of discussions as the task force prepares its recommendations for Obama after last month's massacre of 20 first graders in Newtown, Conn. On Wednesday, for example, Biden met with gun control advocates and gun-violence victims groups — then freaked out gun control opponents by saying that Obama is considering unilateral action to reduce gun violence. That spasm of angst was probably unnecessary — as Dave Weigel at Slate points out, there's little the president can accomplish by executive order — and the NRA won't budge in its absolutist stance against any new restrictions on gun ownership. Another participant in Thursday's roundtable, though, should make the gun lobby nervous, says Bill Scher at The New Republic: Walmart, one of the nation's biggest firearms retailers. The Week
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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) vows to block Jack Lew as Treasury nominee
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Mobile, is vowing to block President Barack Obama's attempt to nominate Jack Lew as U.S. Treasury Secretary. al.com
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Mercedes-Benz aims for new sales record, cites pent-up demand for Alabama models
Pent-up demand for its Alabama-built models should help Mercedes-Benz reach another U.S. sales record this year, the German automaker's top U.S. executive told Reuters. al.com
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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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