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WV: Tax breaks for more jobs
West Virginia legislators-usually at the request of other state officials-regularly provide business tax breaks to companies in an effort to provide more job opportunities for state residents. Journal-News
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Wind power hits the doldrums in WV
New wind energy projects stalled when financing dried up during the Great Recession. Now new projects have hit turbulence because an important federal tax credit is set to expire. Five projects were completed in West Virginia before troubles beset the industry. The projects have a combined capacity of 583 megawatts. Whether that is a lot or a little depends on your perspective. The "it's a lot" school would boast that the projects are generating enough electricity to power 135,000 homes. Equities
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Expert: Reserve depletion, not 'war on coal,' is WV’s problem
Southern West Virginia's share of the state's coal production was just 70 percent in 2010, down steadily from 76 percent in 2000. Of total U.S. coal production, the share that comes from Central Appalachia — which includes southern West Virginia and states to the near south — has declined in almost a straight line, from 24 percent in 2000 to just 17 percent in 2010.
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Despite Tough Talk from Candidates, American Problems Not Made In China
Inevitably and regrettably, China has landed in the middle of the American presidential campaign. Both candidates are now laying claim to credentials as the ultimate guardian against the supposed job-killing, prosperity-destroying juggernaut across the Pacific. Huffington Post
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Reidsville fabrics manufacturer adding 55 jobs in NC expansion
Reidsville fabrics manufacturer Global Textile Alliance Inc. is adding 55 jobs and investing $7.4 million over three years in an expansion, according to Gov. Bev Perdue's office. Business First
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44 Companies That Could Get Crushed If The Government Cuts Spending
The threat of the "fiscal cliff" remains one of the most important events weighing on U.S. markets To recap, if Congress does nothing before the end of the year, a series of tax cuts and spending programs will expire and combine to shrink GDP by up to 4 percent, according to Goldman Sachs analysts. Business Insider
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How Manufacturing Can Learn From Software To Become Agile
It’s ironic that the idea of Agile—a central concept of competitiveness in the 21st Century economy—which began in manufacturing in the early 1990s, took hold in software, not manufacturing. While manufacturers continued to focus on process consistency and efficiency, it was software developers who picked up the ball on Agile and ran with it. It was software developers who showed us in detail how a firm could become Agile on a systematic basis. Forbes
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Texas-Area Manufacturing Still Contracting
Business activity among Texas-area manufacturers remains slightly contractionary this month, according to a report released Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. The bank said its general business activity index rose to -0.9 in September from -1.6 in August. In July, the index plunged to -13.2 from 5.8 in June. Readings below 0 indicate contraction, and positive numbers indicate expanding activity. Wall Street Journal
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Kohl’s hiring 58,000 seasonal workers
Kohl’s Department Stores says it will hire 52,700 store associates for the upcoming holiday season, a 10 percent increase over last year’s in-store seasonal hiring. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Rick Perry Wants To Replace Planned Parenthood With Crisis Pregnancy Centers That Don’t Provide Health Services
When Texas Republicans cut off Planned Parenthood from the state’s Women’s Health Program — losing millions in federal funds and endangering access to health carefor women in the program — Gov. Rick Perry (R) promised to keeping the program going with only state funds and without Planned Parenthood. Think Progress via Alternet
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