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Silica Facility To Create 300 Jobs In Va.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Commonwealth Applied Silica Technologies plans to open a manufacturing facility in Campbell County that's expected to create 300 jobs. Manufacturing.net
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Washington helped China snare U.S. manufacturing jobs, study says
The United States lost 3.5 million manufacturing jobs from the end of the 2000 to the end of 2007 and China was almost entirely to blame, a new research paper says. Marketwatch
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Economist: Triangle could take 40 percent of new N.C. jobs
CARY -- N.C. State University economist Mike Walden is predicting the Research Triangle will take between 33 percent and 40 percent of all new jobs in North Carolina this year. The region only has about a fifth of the state’s population, but the disproportionate jobs growth is feasible, considering the growth in biopharmaceuticals for towns like Cary and Holly Springs. Raleigh-Cary has regained about 85 percent of the jobs it lost in the recession, compared to about 44 percent statewide. Winston-Salem Journal
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Is Alabama college football's new dynasty?
Shortly after Alabama's rout of Notre Dame there was one word that many on the field seemed not to want to broach. Dynasty. But why not? CNN
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2012 was hottest year on record in US
2012 was the warmest year on record in the contiguous United States, according to federal data released Tuesday that’s fueling political calls for more aggressive steps to fight climate change. The Hill
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Birmingham-based unions merge to form 10,000-worker organization
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Two Birmingham-based unions today announced their merger, saying the move will help them be a stronger voice for workers in the retail and healthcare industries. al.com
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No agreement yet on insurance for crippled Progress Energy nuke plant
After two mediation sessions, Progress Energy Florida and its insurer have not agreed how much of the potential repair costs for the crippled Crystal River nuclear unit are covered. Charlotte Business Journal
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Birmingham among South's worst for commuters
As anyone who regularly travels on U.S. 280 or Interstate 65 South in rush hour will tell you, commuting in Birmingham is no run in the park. Birmingham Business Journal
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Why The Fight Over The $1 Trillion Coin Is The Most Important Fiscal Policy Debate You'll Ever See In Your Life
The campaign to circumvent the debt ceiling by having the Treasury mint a trillion dollar platinum coin continues to infiltrate the minds of elite thinkers in Washington. Business Insider
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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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