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Penske: Atlanta remains top destination for movers
Metro Atlanta is still the top destination of Americans on the move and looking for new opportunities, according to Penske Truck Rental. Atlanta Business Chronicle
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LIVE: President Obama Holds a News Conference


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New Orleans spruces up for Super Bowl visitors
As the clock ticks down to Super Bowl Sunday in February, New Orleans is rolling out a red carpet for the throngs destined to converge on the city. A roster of improvements will stretch from the baggage claim at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport to waiting taxicabs, from along Interstate 10 into the heart of the city, from hotels and restaurants to scores of store fronts. Times-Picayune
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Farmers: LA Crawfish on track despite weather
The supply of Louisiana crawfish this year should be plentiful and reasonably priced, but some who grow and harvest the Cajun delicacy are trying to rebound after rain last week topped the levees that encircle ponds. The Advocate
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White House responds to Louisiana secession petition
The White House responded this week to a petition posted on its website seeking approval for Louisiana to "peacefully...withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government." The statement was made in response to both the Louisiana petition as well as similar petitions from eight other states. Times-Picayune
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About 120 VA jobs will be lost as two companies shut sites
South Hampton Roads will lose about 120 jobs this year when two manufacturing facilities are shuttered. The Virginian-Pilot
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First phase of Southwest Virginia advanced wireless network completed
The Virginia Coalfield Coalition has finished the first phase of a multi-million advanced wireless communications network in its seven-county region, which is made up of Lee, Wise, Scott, Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Tazewell counties and the City of Norton. Virginia Business
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New Va. uranium mining study set for release
RICHMOND — The drafting of proposed uranium mining legislation is expected to be completed this week in Richmond as yet another study on the subject makes its debut. Sen. John Watkins has proposed legislation that could open the door to the mining of a 119-million-pound deposit in Pittsylvania County. The legislation is needed to end a decades-long moratorium on the mining of the radioactive ore.
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Uninsured drivers cost Oklahoma millions in taxes, agency says
Uninsured drivers cost Oklahoma $8.8 million a year in tax premiums, according to a new study by the Oklahoma Insurance Department. The agency estimates Oklahoma has 563,692 uninsured drivers. Based on an average annual cost of liability insurance for those drivers of $700 and a premium tax rate of 2.25 percent, the state loses more than $8.8 million annually. The Oklahoman
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With politics in mind, Texas Republicans avoiding measures to crack down on illegal immigration
AUSTIN — Faced with the prospect of a booming number of Hispanic voters, Republicans in the Legislature have stayed away from hot-button immigration proposals, such as banning “sanctuary cities.” Dallas Morning News
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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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