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Todd Akin Keeps Support Of Missouri Conservatives Who Blast Republican 'Establishment'
Missouri conservatives say they are rallying around U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin despite his controversial comments about rape because they are outraged that "establishment" Republican Party leaders tried to railroad him out of the race. Huffington Post
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Lockheed in Grand Prairie gets contract to $65M develop Humvee-like vehicle
Lockheed Martin's operation in Grand Prairie is known as a missile unit, but its newest business is firmly planted on the ground. The Army has awarded a $65 million contract to Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control to develop a new generation of ground combat and transport vehicles. Star-Telegram
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Shale jobs attract interest from far away
SAN ANTONIO – The Eagle Ford Shale is a job- creation machine, and the word has reached job hopefuls far from the South Texas oil play. Fuel Fix
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Taxpayer-funded incentives to be doled out by downtown Houston group
A board representing downtown Houston property owners acquired the power this week to dole out $37 million in taxpayer-funded incentives to developers who build homes in east downtown. Houston Chronicle
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Study: Chinese imports cost 96,300 jobs in Mid-South since 2001
A new report from a liberal think tank says Chinese imports caused the loss of 2.7 million jobs in the United States, including 96,300 in the Mid-South, since the industrializing nation joined the World Trade Organization in 2001. Knoxville News Sentinel
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TN Governor: Cut some higher ed programs to fund new ones
buy photo To get state funding for new programs in Tennessee higher education, older ones will have to go. "What we want to know is: If you want to invest in something new, creative, what are you going to divest? Most great businesses do that," Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday at a roundtable of legislators and business and higher education leaders in Chattanooga. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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Southern nuclear industry looks to Navy to fill worker shortage
It's a "brain drain" of sorts, but it's one the nuclear power industry has been preparing for. Of the roughly 120,000 workers in the nuclear power industry, nearly 38 percent are eligible to retire within the next five years. For companies like Southern Nuclear, the expected worker shortage comes at a critical time: Southern Nuclear operates six reactors: two at Plant Farley in Alabama and two each at Plant Hatch and Plant Vogtle in Georgia. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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$948M Atlanta stadium deal could be done by end of year
After a lengthy process that included switching plans midstream, a deal to build a $948 million retractable-roof football stadium in downtown Atlanta could be reached by year's end, the Georgia World Congress Center said. Atlanta Journal Constiution
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Comcast to lay off 89, move Florida headquarters to West Palm Beach
Comcast Cable has announced plans to move its Florida headquarters to West Palm Beach and has warned the state of Florida of 89 layoffs. South Florida Business Journal
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Information industry is big business in San Antonio
San Antonio information-sector workers were paid an average of $60,500 in 2010, according to On Numbers, an exclusive feature of American City Business Journals. San antonio Business Journal
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By Dr. Glen Fenter
Desperation sometimes masks itself in acceptance. Such was the case for Takelia Carter of Marion, Ark. For Carter, the mother of six school-age children in a low paying job, desperation was normative existence. This was her life in Crittenden County, Ark., deep in the Delta where unfortunately one in four families lives well below the poverty level.
 

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By Mike Randle
There are numerous factors driving the new industrial revolution in the South. And it is a revolution, as this manufacturing surge that began in 2007 continues to break records year after year in the total number of large, capital intensive projects. One factor, of course, is that reshoring of facilities back to the U.S. continues to grow each year.
 
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