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Who really pulls the strings on America's economy?
Economists seem to agree: Things are finally getting a bit better. Unemployment rates, nationally and regionally, dipped in the past month. Local home prices are bouncing back. Average incomes and regional economic activity have been edging up, too. The Virginian-Pilot
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Food Lion holding job fair today, hiring 300 in Norfolk
Food Lion is hosting a job fair today to hire more than 300 workers. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Norfolk Airport Hilton, 1500 Military Hwy. The Virginian-Pilot
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Will US economy rebound in 2013? Forecasters say not much.
No matter who gets elected president next month, the United States economy in 2013 will have only tepid growth. Does that sound like this year all over again? Yes, indeed. Christian Science Monitor
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Arkansas lottery raised $286 million for scholarships in first three years
LITTLE ROCK — As of its three-year anniversary on Sept. 28, the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery had sold $1.4 billion worth of tickets and funded $286 million worth of college scholarships, Lottery Director Bishop Woosley told the state Lottery Commission on Monday. Arkansas News Bureau
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Is Retraining the Unemployed Actually a Good Idea?
In February 2008, six days before he would win the Wisconsin presidential primary, Barack Obama traveled to a General Motors plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, for a major economic address. Janesville is a community of 63,000 on a bend in the Rock River near the Illinois line, three-fourths of the way up Interstate 90 from Chicago to Madison. On the sides of downtown buildings, pastel murals by area artists show scenes from the city's past, hinting at its muscular civic spirit and outsized role in US industry. "History. Vision. Sweat." is lettered across one mural's bottom edge. ProPublica via Mother Jones
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Cut Taxes to Boost US Economy: Florida Governor Scott
Florida and Texas are two of the fastest growing states in the country when it comes to job creation, Florida Governor Rick Scott told CNBC Monday, models that he argued could hold lessons for the federal government. CNBC
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Gestamp officially opens in South Charleston WV
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Federal, state and local officials were on hand to officially open Gestamp's West Virginia operation at the stamping plant in South Charleston Monday morning. Charleston Gazette
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Whether it's Obama or Romney, either will face huge obstacles on economy
Nearly half of Americans think that no matter who is elected president -- President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney -- neither will have much of an effect on the U.S. economy. They have reason to be skeptical. So far, both candidates have stuck to broad outlines of their proposals to get the economy back on track. NBC News
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Bentley proposes incentive program for state retirees
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has revealed the details of legislation that would offer incentives to encourage state employees to retire and save the state millions of dollars. Birmingham Business Journal
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Florida’s hiring comeback will wait until 2019
Florida’s job market won’t erase losses from the recession until 2019, when payrolls are expected to cross the 8 million threshold again, according to a forecast by Jones Lang LaSalle. The Sunshine State currently has about 7.3 million people working, according to the latest federal labor report. That’s down 9 percent from the peak of just over 8 million workers hit at the end of 2006 and the start of 2007. Miami Herald
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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

FEATURE     
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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