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Marco Rubio, GOP Senator, On The Rise Within The Republican Party
WASHINGTON -- Marco Rubio is taking center stage as Republicans search for a new leader. Huffington Post
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Maker's Mark Reduces Alcohol Content To Stretch Low Supply
The company that distills Maker’s Mark is reducing the alcohol content of the famous bourbon in an effort to keep up with growing global appetite for the product, Quartz reports. Huffington Post
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N.C. alone in plan to reject $650 million in federal jobless benefits
State GOP legislators are going it alone in the country in their willingness to forgo an estimated $650 million in federal extended unemployment insurance benefits this year for a quicker swing of the ax on state jobless benefits. journalnow.com
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U.S. trade picture brightens at end of 2012
WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade picture brightened at the close of last year as exports rose at a solid pace and imports of oil and other goods shrank in December, dropping the monthly trade deficit sharply and probably lifting fourth-quarter economic growth. Los Angeles Times
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Automatic budget cuts are almost certain
WASHINGTON — In less than a month, a budget ax is set to fall on the federal government, indiscriminately chopping funding for the military and slicing money for various programs, including preschools and national parks. Los Angeles Times
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The New Montgomery: Development: What the future holds for Wetumpka: Study to gauge economic impact of casino expansion
WETUMKPA — As construction of a $246 million hotel and casino near downtown Wetumpka continues, city and county officials are looking ahead at the impact it will have on the area. Montgomery Advertiser
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Another way to look at the national debt
Welcome to the next chapter of the endless debt debate. The release of a Congressional Budget Office report on the next 10 years of the U.S. economy ends a brief lull in Washington. As we return once again to our regularly scheduled program of “Crisis and Impasse,” let’s take a moment to consider the following heretical idea: We have no debt problem. Washington Post
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In State of the Union, Obama to return to jobs and the economy
President Obama will concentrate his State of the Union speech Tuesday on the economy, shifting the emphasis away from the broad social agenda of his second inaugural address to refocus attention on a set of problems that vexed his first term. Washington Post
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Sierra Club Takes Aim at Coal Plants in East Texas
FAIRFIELD, Texas — Staring across a lake at the oldest coal-fired power plant in Texas, Mayor Roy Hill thinks back to the early 1970s, when his father helped bring the plant to the area. Texas Tribune
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US Air, AMR near $11 billion merger, deal seen within week : sources
US Airways Group Inc (LCC.N) and AMR Corp (AAMRQ.PK) are nearing an $11 billion merger that would create the world's largest airline and could announce a deal within a week, after resolving key differences on valuation and management structure, people familiar with the matter said. Reuters
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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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