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Louisiana congressional members mostly undecided on budget deal
WASHINGTON -- Louisiana's congressional delegation largely remained uncommitted Wednesday on the budget deal that would substitute some across-the-board cuts known as sequester for modest increases in military and domestic spending during the next two years. Times-Picayune
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Hidden disaster in new budget: Plot to raid pensions
2013 has not been a pleasant year if you work for the federal government. You’ve been subject to pay freezes, furloughs and shutdowns. One of you got yelled at by a Tea Party Republican at the World War II memorial. And if Congress passes the budget deal announced Tuesday night by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray – a big if – you will get a final Christmas present: You’ll have to pay more into your pension, an effective wage cut that just adds to the $114 billion, with a “B,” federal employees have already given back to the government in the name of deficit reduction. Salon
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No, the Budget Deal Isn't a "Compromise"
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) were noticeably pleased with themselves when they announced their new budget deal at a press conference Tuesday evening. The 15-minute session was filled with compliments and bipartisan kumbayas for reaching such a sensible accord. "From the the outset," Ryan said, "we knew that if we forced each other to compromise a core principle we would get nowhere. That is why we decided to focus on where the common ground is." Murray backed that up, stressing that the two found success because they ditched ideological rigidity in favor of accommodation. "We have broken through the partisanship and the gridlock," Murray said, "and reached a bipartisan budget compromise that will prevent a government shutdown in January." Mother Jones
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Oil is now flowing through the southern leg of Keystone XL
“TransCanada is pleased to confirm that at approximately 10:04 am Central Time on Saturday, December 7, 2013, the company began to inject oil into the Gulf Coast Project pipeline as it moves closer to the start of commercial service,” TransCanada spokesman Shawn Howard announced Monday. Salon
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5 Reasons Why 2013 Was The Best Year In Human History
Between the brutal civil war in Syria, the government shutdown and all of the deadly dysfunction it represents, the NSA spying revelations, and massive inequality, it’d be easy to for you to enter 2014 thinking the last year has been an awful one. Think Progress
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Demand for IT workers intensifies in metro Atlanta
Sandy Springs-based UPS knows about the challenge of finding qualified information technology professionals to join the package delivery company. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Southwest Alabama needs 4,000 skilled workers to meet demand, workforce development group says
ATMORE, Alabama -- Just to keep up with demand, the eight counties in the southwest region of Alabama will need to produce a little more than 4,000 skilled employees in the next 12 months, according to a year-end industry report by the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council. AL.com
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Delta, American, and United Just Raised Prices. What Will Southwest Do?
Delta Air Lines (DAL) raised its roundtrip fares by $4 to $10 for most of its domestic flights on Tuesday, one of the periodic increases airlines launch to test their rivals’ willingness to follow suit. (Yawn.) This hike, however, came a day after American Airlines (AAL) formally became the world’s largest airline and new top player in the U.S. Businessweek
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How Big Agribusiness is Trying to Muzzle the Animal Rights Activists Who Infiltrate Their Factory Farms
For years, animal rights activists have secretly taken on jobs at factory farms to expose the awful conditions animals live in. While the infiltrations still go on today, big agribusiness is trying to crush activists’ ability to go inside their farms. Alternet
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Features & Opinion

 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.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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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.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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After I finished the cover story for this issue, I read an interesting article by economist Paul Krugman, the op-ed columnist for the New York Times, titled, "Partying like it’s 1995." Generally I side with Krugman, even though I am a journalist, not an economist. Occasionally, though, I read some of his stuff and ask myself, "What planet did Krugman come from?" Like when he predicted a shift of automotive assembly to Canada after Toyota announced a new plant in Woodstock, Ontario in 2005 because of "free healthcare," among other benefits. That Toyota deal was the last major automotive assembly plant announced in Canada and I predict it will be the very last one for the Canadians.
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean
If you have ever seen one of my presentations, then you know about the word "reshoring" and how that phenomenon has lifted the spirits of even the most skeptical Southerners regarding the future of the region's economy. After all, in the last four decades, manufacturing has suffered a bloodletting never before seen in U.S. history. The biggest factor behind the slow and long meltdown that began in the 1990s was the herd mentality to offshore manufacturing capacity to cheaper locales, primarily by U.S.-owned companies.
 


 

 

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