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Mustang Fuel settles into new Oklahoma City headquarters
Mustang Fuel Corp. employees are justifiably proud of their new home. The privately held Oklahoma City company was founded more than 60 years ago, but it never had a building of its own until this year. The Oklahoman
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Gov.-elect Pat McCrory still employed by law firm that lobbies the state
A month after his election, Gov.-elect Pat McCrory remains employed at a law firm that lobbies state government even as he establishes his administration and controls a $660,000 pot of taxpayer money. The Republican said weeks ago he was in the process of cutting ties with Moore & Van Allen, the Charlotte firm where he serves as senior director of strategic initiatives, and two publicly traded corporations where he is a board member. But he has yet to resign from any of the posts. A spokesman for the transition team offered no timetable for his departure but wrote in a statement that McCrory is working on it “leading up to his swearing in on January 5th.” News Observer
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Par-ty! Par-ty! Office Holiday Parties Are Back
It's been a tough slog in Cubeville the past few years as companies not only cut back on staffing but also morale-boosting events like the office holiday party. But don't cry in that beer you had to buy with your own money just yet – the office holiday party is making a comeback! CNBC
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Charlotte-based Bank of America is cutting back on at-home workers
Bank of America is preparing to add more restrictions to its popular work-from-home program, meaning more employees across the company will be sent back to the office more often, the bank told the Observer Tuesday. The program, known as “My Work,” had grown significantly since it was introduced in 2005 and was widely touted as a cost-saver. It also has proved popular with employees who say it saves on commuting costs and helps them balance work and family. Charlotte Observer
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Conflicting economic predictions for Savannah: Who's right?
Readers of this newspaper have recently seen conflicting predictions about the local economy’s prospects for 2013. Savannah Morning News
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Obama plan has $200 billion in economic boosters
The White House initial proposal to avert the fiscal cliff includes $200 billion in economic boosters -- a stimulus plan Republican critics are railing against when they say the country needs to start reducing debt. CNN
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Analysis: Obama could risk going over 'cliff'
WASHINGTON — It may be just a bluff or a bargaining ploy, but the White House is signaling that President Barack Obama is willing to let the country go over the "fiscal cliff," a hard-line negotiating strategy aimed at winning concessions from Republicans on taxes. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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SC Gov. Haley still struggling with job approval rating
Gov. Nikki Haley is still fighting to win job approval from a majority South Carolinians almost two years after taking office, a new Winthrop University poll released Wednesday finds. Haley received 38.3 percent approval of those surveyed last week, while 41.3 percent disapproved of her job performance. Both numbers are higher than the last Winthrop poll in April. Her job approval was 34.6 percent a year ago. The State
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Mistletoe extract being used for colorectal cancer treatment in Europe, could be a great boon for Kentucky
Kentucky has one of the highest rates of colorectal cancers in the nation, with about 50 of every 100,000 Kentuckians being diagnosed with the disease each year. The state also ranks among the worst in colorectal cancer deaths, with 18-20 deaths per 100,000 annually. So perhaps Kentuckians should care more about some research that was announced as seasonal fare: using mistletoe extract in chemotherapy Lane Report
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Contract invalid as Fla. judge blocks plans to privatize health care in prisons
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — A judge on Tuesday blocked plans to privatize health care services in three of Florida’s four prison system regions, but the state said it would appeal. The Tennessean
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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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