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Boeing's Space Taxi Has A Seat For A Tourist
CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Boeing Co's (BA.N) proposal to develop a so-called space taxi for NASA astronauts includes a seat for paying tourists to fly to the International Space Station, the company's program manager said on Wednesday, a first for a U.S. space program. Reuters
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Manufacturing Is Picking Up On The East Coast
The Richmond Fed's survey of business activity signalled a pick up in activity in the east coast. The headline manufacturing index unexpectedly jumped to 14 in September from 12 in August. Business Insider
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The 10 Best Cities For New College Grads, See Which is Southern
As the new school semester starts, many young people will find themselves mourning the days of college — endlessly combing their social media networks, with envy, for photos of their undergrad-friends at the campus bar or statuses about tailgating before a big football game. There's good news! Life goes on. It's time to embark on the next adventure: starting a career. Business Insider
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New Survey Finds That Millenials Are Psyched About The Old School American Dream
For as long as we can remember, owning a home was an element of the American dream. But after the housing market crashed seven years ago, it seemed as though the idea of buying a home as a stable investment had died. New data, however, suggests interest in buying homes is very much alive, surprisingly among young people. Business Insider
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Here's How Much You Need To Make To Be In The Top 1% In Your State
The nature of income inequality in the US and elsewhere is one of the biggest questions in contemporary economics and politics, with the Occupy Wall Street movement popularizing the division between the top 1% and the remaining 99% of earners. Using 2012 American Community Survey household income data from the Minnesota Population Center's IPUMS dataset, we estimated what income a household would need to earn (rounded to the nearest thousand) in order to be in the top 1% of the income distribution in each state: Business Insider
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Is the economic recovery real? 3 stats to watch
What everyone wants to know is if the economy is truly better. Is this recovery "for real"? To make some sense of it all, CNNMoney surveyed numerous economists. According to the experts, keep an eye on these three things. koco.com
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Southeast Oklahoma packing material manufacturer adding jobs
VALLIANT, OK — International Paper Co. will invest $90 million to restart a long-idled machine at its McCurtain County container board mill, creating about 65 new jobs. The Tennessee paper company is preparing to restart the No. 3 machine at its Valliant plant by late spring or early summer of 2015, said Sara Whitaker, a spokeswoman for International Paper. The machine has been out of production for five years. The Oklahoman
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Oklahoma GOP Lawmaker Stands By Claim That Islam Is 'A Cancer' In America
Oklahoma state Rep. John Bennett (R) has not shied away from the controversial, anti-Islam comments he's made both on Facebook and at rallies in the past, and it seems like he won't anytime soon. Bennett again defended the statements in an interview with HuffPost Live on Monday and said he'd argue Islam "is not even a religion." Huffington Post
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Mississippi Toyota volunteers – 850 strong – make an impact
BLUE SPRINGS, MS – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi team members Saturday proved they are not only good neighbors but also an active part of the community. They worked to improve two parks in New Albany and essentially create a third in Blue Springs. djournal.com
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Mississippi ranks among nation's `least happy' states, study finds
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Mississippi ranks among at or near the bottom in the U.S. in physical health, life expectancy, income level, and divorce rate. All of those factors, and others, conspire to leave Mississippians ranked among the nation's "least happy" residents, according to finance website WalletHub. gulflive.com
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 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Urban areas have all kinds of assets that are easy to spot. They have the population, so the labor shed is not usually an issue. Urban areas are also connected by better roads, rail and air service and many have river and deep water ports. Usually Internet access and other forms of communication are more efficient in urban areas. And you have a larger array of quality of life options to choose from, such as the cultural assets found in metropolitan areas.
 

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By Mike Randle
The belief that "80 percent of all new jobs come from existing business and industry" is an out-of-date, old-fashioned fabrication. I have no idea how it started, where it started, or who said it first, but there are professionals in economic development as well as leaders of government in the South who actually believe that each year, 80 percent (why 80 percent I don't know, either) of all new jobs are created by existing business and industry. I hear it all the time and I just roll my eyes. There is nothing static in economic development but this: 100 percent of all lost jobs come from existing business and industry. That, and of course 100 percent of the time site consultants never pay for a meal.
 

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According to Chinese theory, yin is a passive, negative force and yang is an active, positive force. Chinese philosophers believe that the opposing forces aren't really contradictory. Instead, they are interconnected and complimentary, interacting to create a balance in one's life. 
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT report was released in the summer quarter. I try to read it every time it comes out since I find it to be the best indicator of child poverty, a statistic everyone involved in economic development needs to be aware of. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a charity that supports disadvantaged children. 
 


 

 

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