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New industrial center planned in eastern Ga., 2,600 new jobs
RICHMOND HILL, Ga. — Officials in Bryan County are celebrating an industrial development slated to bring nearly 2,600 new jobs to the area in eastern Georgia. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Hostess: Money for pensions used for company operations
Irving-based Hostess Brands Inc. used wages that should have gone to fund employee pensions for its own operations as it continued to flounder deeper into bankruptcy. Dallas Business Journal
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Poll: South Carolinians blame state in hacking Winthrop survey finds overwhelming belief that state did too little
When it comes to the massive data breach at the state Department of Revenue, a lot of South Carolinians have heard about it and don’t think enough was done to stop it, according to a recent survey. Three of every four South Carolinians surveyed said the state government did not have adequate protection when hackers stole financial data belonging to 6.4 million taxpayers, children and businesses, according to exclusive Winthrop University poll questions. Charlotte Observer
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Cheapest way to ship your package? Here's how to save.
Santa and his reindeer have fierce competitors in FedEx, UPS, and the US Postal Service. The three shipping providers expect to deliver more than 1 billion packages this holiday season and need only one night to deliver a gift by the next morning. Christian Science Monitor
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As "fiscal cliff" clock ticks, Obama hits the road again
It's just over three weeks until the first effects of the "fiscal cliff" kick in and this week begins with more politics, posturing, and partisanship dominating the negotiations between the White House and House Republicans. CBS News
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Record 89 million Americans not in the job market; even more unemployed or not looking
A record 89.2 million Americans are not in the labor force or job market, according to November employment data released by the federal government. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Terms of new Falcons stadium could be decided Monday
The Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) on Monday could approve the terms of a business deal to build a $1 billion stadium for the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Report: Delta could wrap Virgin Atlantic deal this week
Sir Richard Branson could relinquish control of Virgin Atlantic within days, following weekend talks about the airline’s future, reports the U.K.’s The Sunday Times. Branson is in takeover negotiations with Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) and Air France-KLM. The Business Review
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$140M investment in downtown Athens to bring apartments, hotel rooms, other commercial development
About $140 million is slated to be spent on new development in downtown Athens within about two years, and most of it is private money. Atlanta Journal Constition
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Sprout Home Plant Of The Week: Mistletoe
You know the drill: get caught under the mistletoe, and someone can steal a kiss. A holiday-centric, heart-fluttering concept, but not many know why and what the berried ball of green hanging from above is, anyways. There are a few legends and stories out there about how this intriguing tradition came to be and most of them stem from the alleged medicinal properties of mistletoe. But be forewarned: mistletoe can be harmful if used improperly. It can cause stomach upset and if a small child ingests it, it can be quite dangerous. Huffington Post
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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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