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Tea party looks to D.C. insiders for help, cash
The tea party may have been built by the grass roots, but in order to survive, it’s going to have to rely on the Beltway political machines and big money groups it once disparaged. Tea party activists always worked alongside like-minded conservative organizations, but they failed to capitalize on the anti-Obama momentum in 2009 and 2010 to build their own infrastructure and war chests. Politico
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Why It's Over for Natural Gas
As we find ourselves deep into the winter, it is becoming increasingly clear that we are not getting the cold weather and the demand that comes with it to push natural gas higher. CNBC
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FAA opens probe of Boeing Dreamliner woes
U.S. and company officials have announced a probe of the design, manufacture and assembly of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the wake of a series of problems that have dogged the jet in recent days. CNN
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Flu more widespread in U.S.; eases off in South
NEW YORK — Health officials say flu is more widespread across the nation, but the number of hard-hit states has declined. Flu season started early this winter, and includes a strain that tends to make people sicker. Washington Times
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2 VA lawmakers seek to halt port privatization deal
Two senior local lawmakers from opposite sides of the political spectrum are trying to halt a multibillion-dollar deal to privatize the operations of the port of Hampton Roads. The Virginian-Pilot
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About 120 jobs will be lost as two Virginia companies shut sites
South Hampton Roads will lose about 120 jobs this year when two manufacturing facilities are shuttered. GearWorld North America has ceased manufacturing operations in Virginia Beach and will close its doors by the end of the month. The Virginian-Pilot
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Estimated Costs Drive Debate As Florida Weighs Medicaid Expansion
Florida and several other states are wrestling with a decision: whether to expand Medicaid. When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act last year, the court said states could opt out of that part of the law. But it's key. It would provide coverage to millions of low-income Americans who currently have no health insurance. Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he's concerned about how much expanding Medicaid would cost. But others charge the governor is exaggerating. NPR
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SandRidge Energy asset sale will lead to layoffs
OKLAHOMA CITY - SandRidge Energy Inc. will pare a small percentage of its work force as it sheds a big piece of its asset base. SandRidge announced last month that it had struck a $2.6 billion deal to sell the bulk of its holdings in west Texas' oil-rich Permian Basin, spurring the need to shuffle its work force. Tulsa World
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Changes in Store for Some Taxpaying Immigrants
Contrary to what you may have heard, people in the country illegally can file a return. They use a special IRS-issued number called an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). But new IRS rules effective this month mean some changes for people using ITINs. kutnews.org
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Eliminating Louisiana's income tax could mean higher sales tax, fewer exemptions
Gov. Bobby Jindal's proposal to replace personal income and corporate taxes with sales taxes could involve a mix of higher taxes on purchases, the elimination of exemptions and a "broadening" of the sales tax base to include some services, administration officials said Thursday. The proposal, which would require the state to more than double its sales tax collections, could involve increasing the state sales tax to as much as 7 percent, officials said. Times-Picayune
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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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