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Sen. Lamar Alexander touts GOP backers
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) continues to aggressively shore up Republican support in an effort to head off a 2014 primary from his right. The senator’s reelection campaign announced Thursday afternoon that all 13 living former state GOP chairs have agreed to serve as honorary co-chairmen. Politico
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NEW: Snowstorm cancels flights at Sarasota, Tampa
SARASOTA - Both JetBlue and Delta Airlines canceled flights Friday coming into Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport from New York and Boston, the result of a massive blizzard set to slam the Northeast. Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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Aether DBS plans expansion, move to Tulsa Port of Catoosa
Skid manufacturer Aether DBS is consolidating and expanding all at once, combining two local factories and moving to the Tulsa Port of Catoosa where it can grow, a company official said Thursday. Tulsa World
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4 steps to taming your career anxiety
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I can't be the only one with this problem, so I'm curious to hear what you and your readers think about it. Right now, everything at work is going very well. I love my job, and I had an outstanding year-end performance review just a few weeks ago. But I still can't shake an irrational feeling of impending doom. It's probably because, before I got this job, I was laid off twice, once in late 2008, and again at a different company in 2010. Fortune
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Trade Deficit Tanks As Energy Imports Plunge
The latest trade balance data is out. In December, the trade deficit shrank by 20.7 percent to $38.5 billion. Business Insider
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American-US Air deal would cut passenger choices
A decade of consolidation is about to leave the U.S. airline industry with only four major carriers. Later this month, US Airways and American Airlines are expected to merge, creating the world's largest carrier and leaving the industry with four mega-carriers -- down from the 10 major airlines that existed in 2001. CNN
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Why jobs aren't coming back
n the 1973-1975 recession, 874,000, or 69 percent, of the 1.26 million jobs lost were midpay. And 46 percent of the 10.97 million jobs created the 42 months after the recession were midpay. The Tennessean
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Report: Obamacare Already Saving Americans BILLIONS
Health care reform may have been suffered some bruises at the hands of Congress and the Supreme Court that could shorten its reach and Medicare may face cuts during the next round of budget negotiations between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans. Business Insider
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U.S. Official Faults F.A.A. for Missing 787 Battery Risk
The nation’s top transportation safety official said on Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration accepted test results from Boeing in 2007 that failed to properly assess the risks of smoke or fire from the batteries on Boeing’s new 787 jets. New York Times
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Gulf Shores, Orange Beach named 'Best Place for a Family Escape' by Louisiana magazine
GULF SHORES, Alabama -- Another day and another accolade for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. al.com
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Just look around at what's happening in the aerospace industry in the American South. Aerospace is really making a move to become one of the region's top two industry sectors. It’s not there yet, but if large project counts are any indication, aerospace may soon challenge the petrochemicals sector as the second largest industry in the region. Never before has the aerospace industry been so important to the South's economy. Oh, what's the No. 1 industry sector in the South? Automotive is, of course. That industry hasn't been challenged much for 25 years in this region, or since we’ve been counting.

 

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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?
 
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