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Unilever Plans Nearly $30 Million Expansion Of Its North Carolina Deodorant Plant
Unilever United States Inc., a manufacturer of personal care products, will invest nearly $30 million to expand its deodorant manufacturing operations center in Hoke County, Raeford, North Carolina. Area Development
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Prime Therapeutics Plans $18.1 Plant Facility In Orlando, Florida, Creating 213 Jobs In The Region
Prime Therapeutics, a pharmacy benefit management company, plans an $18.1 Million investment to open a 55,000 square foot facility in Orlando, Florida,’s Southridge Commerce Park, with estimates of creating 213 jobs during the next three years. Area Development
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Cobb GA Company to Add 600 Jobs
A company with operations in Cobb County announced this week that it plans to hire 600 temps by end of the November. Patch.com
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Georgia has No. 7 ‘app economy’ in the nation
In Georgia, apps have an annual economic impact of $1.06 billion, which the seventh-highest app economic impact of any state in the nation, according to a new study from CTIA – The Wireless Association and the Application Developers Alliance. Atlanta Business Chronicle
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IKEA Plugs-In Georgia’s Largest Private Solar Rooftop Array on Savannah Distribution Center
IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed at its distribution center near Savannah, Georgia – the state’s largest private solar rooftop array. Green Building Elements
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Georgia Offers Perfect Storm of Bad Licensing Policy and Bad Immigration Policy
We don't require that people show proof of legal residency before riding on publicly subsidized buses not because we're committed to providing public services to unauthorized migrants, but because doing this would be an enormous pain in the ass to the vast majority of residents and visitors who have legal permission to be here. But ever since anti-immigration activists realized that adding residency checks willy-willy to different things is a political winner, different levels of government have been expanding paper checking procedures. Slate
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Telerx to cut 120 jobs in Kings Mountain NC
Telerx Marketing Inc. plans to lay off 120 of its 250-member staff in Kings Mountain after a customer failed to renew a contract. Charlotte Business Journal
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Georgia ports start fiscal year with boom
The 2013 fiscal year has started with a flourish at the state’s ports as cars and containers crowd the terminals in Savannah and Brunswick at near-record levels. Container import and exports — the backbone of global trade — surged nearly 14 percent at Savannah in August compared to a year earlier, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) reported Monday. Only once before, in October 2010, had Savannah handled more containers. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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10 states with the cheapest gas: ALL ARE IN THE SOUTH!
This update reflects Monday’s gas prices. Since June, gasoline prices have climbed more or less steadily and are now 35 cents per gallon higher than they were a year ago. According to AAA’s daily fuel gauge report, which measures gas prices around the country, gas prices have hit daily record highs at least once in each of the past six weeks. In Michigan and Ohio, prices rose by 50 cents per gallon in the past year. Market Watch
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Todd Akin Opposed To Minimum Wage, Equal Pay Laws
Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) isn't philosophically opposed to businesses paying men and women the same wages -- he just doesn't want the government to make sure that happens. Huffington Post
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