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Fed is expected to launch new bond buying program
WASHINGTON (AP) - With a nervous eye on the "fiscal cliff," the Federal Reserve is expected this week to announce a new bond-buying plan to support the U.S. economy. The goal would be to further reduce long-term interest rates and encourage borrowing by companies and individuals. If it succeeds, the Fed might at least soften the blow from tax increases and spending cuts that will kick in in January if Congress can't reach a budget deal. MSN.com
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4 Ways Obama Might Win the Debt Ceiling Brawl
What happens after we get a deal on the fiscal cliff? If Republicans are to be believed, we'll just sail right into a second crisis, this time over raising the debt ceiling. They're insisting that, once again, they'll refuse to raise the ceiling unless President Obama agrees to massive spending cuts. Mother Jones
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Americans' 'fiscal cliff' fix? Cut government spending – but not Medicare.
As politicians bargain over how to deal with the nation's "fiscal cliff," a new poll hints at why the talks are so difficult: The American public is wary of both broad tax hikes and spending cuts to entitlement programs such as Medicare, which account for about two-thirds of all federal spending. Christian Science Monitor
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Alabama better in math than Saudia Arabia, equal to Norway, worse than Korea
MOBILE, Alabama -- Alabama students’ math skills are about equal to those of students in the Ukraine, Norway, Romania and the United Arab Emirates. al.com
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Are moves to add jobs to US factory floors a harbinger, or outliers?
Recent days have produced a steady drip, drip, drip of good tidings about new jobs on America's factory floors. Last week, Apple said it is investing $100 million to create new manufacturing jobs in the US, following similar announcements by fellow-electronics makers Hewlett-Packard and Levono Group and battery company LG Chem. Christian Science Monitor
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Federal judge rules North Carolina's 'Choose Life' license plate unconstitutional
A federal judge has ruled a North Carolina plan to offer license plates supporting the pro-life movement unconstitutional, saying the state cannot issue the plates without offering a similar product for the opposing viewpoint. Fox News
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Silence on "fiscal cliff" could be a good sign
WASHINGTON, D.C. - It seems the closer we get to the "fiscal cliff," the less anyone In Washington is saying about it, and that could be a good sign. The president and the Speaker of the House are negotiating in earnest, not in public, for a change. CBS News
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Insurance firms disappointed in Haslam's decision against state health exchange
Gov. Bill Haslam’s decision against pursuing a state-based health insurance exchange was met with disapointment in Nashville’s insurance industry as many are concerned about how accessible federal officials will be when a federal exchange goes into operation in Tennessee. The Tennessean
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Gov. Robert Bentley: 'We're going off the fiscal cliff'
Get ready to go over the cliff. That’s the prediction from Gov. Robert Bentley, who said Alabama will take a big economic hit if President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders aren’t able to strike a deal to avert the so-called “fiscal cliff.” al.com
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Haslam says Tennessee will not set up health care exchange
Tennessee will not set up its own health insurance exchange, leaving the task to the federal government and joining a push by Republican governors to deliver at least a symbolic blow to health care reform. The Tennessean
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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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