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Florida's budget picture brightest in several years
SARASOTA — For the first time in five years Florida lawmakers find themselves prepping for a legislative session without a looming budget deficit hanging over them. But while that has lifted their spirits, they are quick to warn local government leaders and community groups that it does not mean they are returning, financially speaking, to the time before the state’s housing market collapsed. Then, lawmakers were known for doling out millions of dollars annually for local projects to win favor with their constituents. Sarasota Herald Tribune
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Peeking over the fiscal cliff: What’s down there?
WASHINGTON -- Now just weeks away, a crisis looms that might touch every paycheck in the land, and government services from the border to national parks. President Barack Obama and a divided Congress are trying to avert a series of end-of-the-year spending cuts and tax increases that have been dubbed the fiscal cliff. They still disagree on how to do that. Miami Herald
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NASA awards three commercial spacecraft certification contracts
NASA on Monday awarded contracts to three companies to enable future certification of commercial spacecraft designed to carry American astronauts to the International Space Station. The contracts were awarded to: Orlando Business Journal
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Florida students wow the world with 'outstanding' reading-test results
Florida students posted "outstanding" scores on a fourth-grade international reading test and more average marks on math and science exams, according to data released today. The results highlighted Florida's success in improving early reading skills — as well as the need for more work among older students and in the fields of math and science, experts said. Orlando Sentinel
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Jacksonville economy continues upward trend, still in bottom 15 in U.S.
The Jacksonville economy is still trending upward, with three consecutive months of improvements on the On Numbers Economic Index. Jacksonville Business Journal
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Retailers make holiday history, hire 465,500 in November
Retailers added 465,500 jobs last month, the most ever for the holiday shopping season. Charlotte Business Journal
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Charlotte-based Bank of America customer satisfaction hits 10-year low
Customer satisfaction at Bank of America Corp. is at a 10-year low, according to a study out Tuesday. Austin Business Journal
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Triumph Motorcycles locates North American headquarters near Atlanta airport
United Kingdom-based Triumph Motorcycles is relocating its North American headquarters from Newnan to a site near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, reports WABE. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Delta buys 49 percent stake in Virgin Atlantic
Delta Air Lines Inc. is buying almost half of British airline Virgin Atlantic for $360 million as it aims to boost its share of the lucrative New York-to-London market. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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In Alabama, feds provide 38 cents of every dollar of state revenue
More than 38 percent of Alabama's revenue in 2011 came from federal transfers, known more formally as "intergovernmental revenue." al.com
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 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.
 

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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?
 
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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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