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Where do you stand on Chick-fil-A controversy?
Don’t be surprised if you find it more crowded than usual at lunchtime today and throughout the rest of the week at your nearby Chick-fil-A as the brouhaha over President and CEO Dan Cathy’s comments about the sanctity of marriage continues to reverberate. Today is “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” and Friday is “National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A,” but supporters for the events are at polar opposites when it comes to why they are descending on the chain’s restaurants. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Chick-fil-A fans come out to show appreciation
Though Stonecrest Mall in Lithonia had not yet opened, Martha Hyde, Betty Moses, Sylvia Parish and Ann Whitley wanted to be among the first Wednesday to demonstrate their "appreciation" for the facility's Chick-fil-A location. "We just love Chick-fil-A, the food and the workers," the group, which meets daily to mall walk, said as they sat in the food court dining on Chick-fil-A biscuits, coffee and breakfast platters. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Ga. Gov. Deal rejects possibility of reviving T-SPLOST
Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that he had no interest in revisiting a regional transportation tax after a plan for a 1-cent sales tax was resoundingly rejected by voters. Deal also poured cold water on the idea of levying a new gas or hotel tax to make up the revenue. "I think we have to be very, very careful that we don't rob Peter to pay Paul just because we've had a downturn in revenue for transportation," he said after the groundbreaking of a new plant in Covington. "That also means we have to keep a very close eye, a close watch, on what is available and what projects are most important." Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Ted Cruz notches tea party win in Texas
And the tea party bash rages on. The storm-the-gates conservative movement that keeps finding ways to stick it to the establishment did it again Tuesday night in Texas, this time propelling the insurgent campaign of an Ivy League-educated son of a Cuban immigrant, Ted Cruz, to perhaps its most impressive victory yet. Politico
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Congress: Jump off that cliff!


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Progress Energy investigation may take months
An investigation by North Carolina utility regulators and the state's attorney general about the Progress Energy merger could take months. The Associated Press said officials have demanded internal documents from Progress and Duke Energy Corp. in order to determine whether regulators or customers were misled by the two companies in advance of the merger. The AP said suspicion centers on the fact that Duke Energy's board of directors voted to dismiss its CEO two hours after the merger went through. Tampa Bay Business Journal
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'9 US states dominate US-India trade'
Nine American states, including Florida and Louisiana, served by Indian Consulate here account for more than 27 per cent of US-India bilateral trade and participation of Indian companies is still on the rise, outgoing Consul General Sanjiv Arora has said. "The nine states we service account for more than 27 per cent of US-India's bilateral trade. What is heartening is the increasing participation of Indian companies here," he said. Besides Florida and Louisiana, the Houston Consulate provides service to Indian community and businesses in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas states. The Financial Express
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Chattanooga lands major auto conference
For the first time, Chattanooga has landed a major regional automotive conference -- an indicator the area is emerging into a player in the growing sector, officials say. "Chattanooga has become a real center for the auto sector," said Joe Conner, a board member for the Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association and a local attorney. The city has captured the Southern Automotive Conference, which is to bring more than 400 people here Oct. 11-12. Carmakers with a presence in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi, such as General Motors, Nissan, Toyota, Honda, Mercedes, Hyundai as well as Volkswagen, are expected to attend along with major suppliers. Keynoting the meeting will be Jay Williams, President Barack Obama's so-called "car czar." Chattanooga Times Free Press
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VW Passat July sales best ever in U.S.
Volkswagen today reported that its July sales in the U.S. jumped 27.3 percent over last year with the Chattanooga-made Passat posting its best July ever. VW sold 9,007 Passats nationally last month as VW has its highest overall July in 39 years. “We’re seeing the momentum continue despite a pretty competitive environment,” said Jonathan Browning, Volkswagen Group of America’s chief executive. Chattanooga Times Free Press
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Fla. Rep. Allen West On Atlas Shrugged


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