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In boost for Obama, U.S. getting more optimistic: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Americans are becoming more optimistic about the direction of the country, giving a boost to President Barack Obama in the final stretch of the race for the White House, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Wednesday. Reuters
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Wholesale inventories rise could help growth in third quarter
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wholesale inventories in July rose by the most in five months, beating forecasts and suggesting economic growth started the third quarter on slightly better footing than expected. Fiscal Times
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New brand, new logo, new campaign for Manatee County tourism
MANATEE COUNTY - The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday unveiled a new marketing campaign aimed at further distinguishing Manatee County from competing Gulf Coast tourist hot spots like Sarasota and St. Petersburg. Sarasota Herald Tribune
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Ewan McGregor added to movie cast filming in Oklahoma
Ewan McGregor is the newest name to join the all-star cast of 'August: Osage County,' several Hollywood trade magazines announced Wednesday, and he will play the husband of Julia Roberts' character in the film that starts shooting in Oklahoma later this month. Tulsa World
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Census: Uninsured Rate Falls As Young Adults Gain Coverage And Government Programs Grow
President Barack Obama's health care reform law and government health programs helped drive down the number of Americans without health insurance last year to the lowest tally since 2008, according to a new census report. Huffington Post
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Will.i.am, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Jobs and Why We Can't Wait for Washington to Address the Jobs Crisis
our years ago, during a media panel at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, will.i.am said something that I've been quoting ever since: "We used to consume the news sitting on the couch, the next generation consumes news galloping on a horse." At this year's Democratic National Convention, during HuffPost's lunch panel focused on what individuals, companies and nonprofits can do for job creation, he again proved himself to be a quote machine with memorable lines about immigration, the discrepancy between the amount we spend to educate our young people and to incarcerate them, and his efforts to revitalize the neighborhood he grew up in (see the video here). About the last of these he said: Huffington Post
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Many mobile workers are flocking to co-working spaces
In between client meetings, Ray Knight, a business-development strategist, has popped into a business lounge in Hollywood to occupy workspace on the fly. He is suited up, seated in an open work pod, and putting finishing touches on a presentation. Knight calls this routine part of his lifestyle. “I have my briefcase and laptop and access to workspace without distractions.” This hot new trend of grabbing workspace on the go has me perplexed. Business lounges and co-working spaces are sprouting up in cities and suburbs nationwide, even fueling websites and new apps designed to help those looking for temporary workspace. But why are people incurring the cost of using shared office space when they can hole up in a coffee shop or work from home? I set out to find out. Miami Herald
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Pasco Co. FL pledges incentives to lure 75 manufacturing jobs from China
Pasco County commissioners on Tuesday approved a tax-incentive package to entice a manufacturer of aluminum castings for the auto industry to bring at least 75 manufacturing jobs to Pasco — work that's now being done in China. Tampa Bay Times
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Drought may have big effect on GDP
Agriculture represents only about 1 percent of the U.S. economy, but major events in farm country can have a noticeable effect on national output. This summer's drought certainly qualifies as a major event, and Macroeconomic Advisers says it will knock as much as 0.6 percentage point off growth in gross domestic product for the rest of this year. St. Louis Today
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Missouri Senate votes to override contraception bill veto
JEFFERSON CITY • The Missouri Senate has voted to override overturn Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of legislation that allows religious and moral exemptions to covering contraception in health insurance policies. The override attempt – the only one the lawmakers are pursuing in their annual veto session today - now moves to the House, where Republican leaders say they anticipate having enough votes. St. Louis Today
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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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