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Raleigh Makes List 10 Fittest Cities For Baby Boomers
One U.S. city has the highest life expectancy among the nation's 50 largest metropolitan areas. Another has a high percentage of boomers with health insurance. Still other cities boast a large number of hospitals or fitness centers. After looking at these and other factors important to baby boomers, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) -- in conjunction with The Huffington Post -- revealed the "Top 10 Fittest Baby Boomer Cities In America." Huffington Post
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This Is What's Happening To Your Congressman's Paycheck Thanks To The Government Shutdown
The clock struck 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday with congressional lawmakers incapable of reaching an agreement on a short-term measure to fund the government. The failure led to the first government shutdown since 1996, and stood as another low point for a Congress that's pretty much only had low points. Huffington Post
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American Airlines plans to hire 1,500 pilots
FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines says it will hire 1,500 new pilots over the next five years and offer jobs to the remaining pilots who are still furloughed. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Spherion event to recruit for Greenville manufacturing jobs
Greenville-based Spherion Staffing LLC will try to fill openings for local manufacturers during a job fair Wednesday. Greenvilleonline.com
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Shutdown leads to 2,000 civilian furloughs at Maxwell and Gunter
About 2,000 civilian workers at Maxwell Air Force Base and Gunter Annex will be placed on furlough if the federal government is shut down, according to a base spokesman. Montgomery Advertiser
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Northrop Grumman lands $13.7 million Army contract; work will take place in Huntsville
Northrop Grumman was awarded a $13.7 million modification to an existing Army contract for procurement and integration of the RAM Warning Equipment to replace the Sense and Warn assets in Operation Enduring Freedom. The contract covers foreign military sales to Afghanistan and a portion and the work will take place in Huntsville. AL.com
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Judge hears claims BP lied to federal officials about Gulf oil spill
NEW ORLEANS – The focus of a trial over BP's massive 2010 oil spill has shifted from the causes of the deadly disaster to the company's struggle to plug its blown-out well while millions of gallons of crude gushed into the Gulf of Mexico for nearly three months. Fox News
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Airport's role as economic development asset to be discussed
The Lynchburg Regional Airport will be discussed during an economic development presentation in the beginning of the Campbell County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, and again as a public hearing item. News Advance
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Amazon to Hire 70,000 Workers for the Holidays
Amazon.com Inc. AMZN +1.30% plans to hire 70,000 seasonal workers for its U.S. warehouse network this year, a 40% increase that points to the company's upbeat expectations about the holiday selling season. The online retailer expects another 15,000 temporary hires in the United Kingdom, a 50% increase over the prior year. Wall Street Journal
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9 questions answered: Impact of government shutdown on travelers
Hitting the road soon? A possible federal government shutdown could put a serious damper on your travel plans. If the government shuts down on Oct. 1, tourists may experience travel delays and won’t be able to access some of the country’s top sites, including the Statue of Liberty and other attractions run by the National Park Service. Fox News
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 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.
 

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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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