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State of Tennessee lays off 121 state workers
The state Department of Human Services has laid off 121 workers responsible for administering food stamp and welfare payments in Tennessee. The department said Monday that the workers were fired Friday as part of an effort to rethink how the state administers its Temporary Family Assistance programs. Officials also said in a press release that caseloads had decreased. All of the workers who were laid off were probationary employees, meaning they had been in their positions fewer than 12 months. They were given 10 days' severance pay. Tennessean.com
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Texas political scene to star in new HBO series
Maybe Texas politicians have had it wrong all these years. So many end their speeches with the same sign off: “God bless Texas.” Perhaps they should have been saying God Save Texas. That is, after all, the name of the drama series HBO officials have green-lighted about Texas’ diverse and frequently peculiar political scene. That scene in recent years features larger than life politicians ranging from Tea Party favorite U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz to Texas Gov. Rick Perry to Fort Worth’s own state Sen. Wendy Davis, a Democrat making an underdog bid to become the state’s 48th governor. Star-Telegram.com
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New Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 'another step in the journey' for Alabama plant
VANCE, Alabama -- The Tuscaloosa County operation of Mercedes-Benz will mark a major milestone today as it celebrates the production launch of the redesigned 2015 C-Class. The new model, which also is being produced at Mercedes factories in Germany, South Africa and China, is the first sedan to be built at the Alabama plant. Up to now, the lineup was limited to SUVs and crossovers: the M-Class, GL-Class and R-Class. AL.com
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China-Based Shandong Tranlin Paper Co., Invests $2 Billion In Chesterfield County, Virginia, Advanced Manufacturing Operation
Shandong Tranlin Paper Co., Ltd., a China-based pulp and paper company will invest $2 billion over five years to establish its first U.S. advanced manufacturing operation on an 850-acre campus in the James River Industrial Center in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Area Development
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As Navistar prepares to cut 280 jobs in Huntsville, the manufacturer is hiring in the Shoals
CHEROKEE, Alabama – As Navistar prepares to consolidate its mid-range engine production facility and cut 280 employees in Huntsville, the truck and engine maker is hiring at its Shoals plant in Barton Riverfront Industrial Park. Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) posted an announcement on its website earlier this week seeking production team applicants for a pre-employment training program at Navistar's facility in Cherokee. AL.com
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Centric Pipe Plans $32.5 Million Expansion At Bossier City, Louisiana, Pipe Manufacturing Facility
Centric Pipe, an SB International affiliate, will make a $32.5 million capital investment to renovate and expand the former Northwest Pipe facility in Bossier City, Louisiana. The project is expected to create 82 direct jobs. Area Development
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O'Donnell Industries Expands Its Manufacturing Center In Piedmont, South Carolina
O'Donnell Industries, a manufacturer of pet beds, travel products and accessories, is expanding its presence in Piedmont, South Carolina, as it grows to serve the European market. The firm’s $1.8 million investment is expected to create approximately 39 new jobs in Greenville County. Area Development
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Today’s South is boldly moving backward
We used to call it the “New South.” That was the era after Reconstruction and before the Civil Rights laws — when the states of the old Confederacy seemed most determined to preserve a social and economic order that encouraged low-wage industrialization as they fought to maintain Jim Crow. Reuters
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AL Attorney General Luther Strange, Sen. Jeff Sessions speak against proposed EPA power plant rules
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and Sen. Jeff Sessions were two of the naysayers at a hearing today on climate change and new restrictions on power plant carbon emissions proposed by the Obama administration. AL.com
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Jon Stewart Breaks Down the Recent State-by-State Battles over Marriage Equality
On last night's episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart took a look at the recent news in the fight over marriage equality, including two pro-same-sex marriage developments and a third from Texas that bucks the trend. Yahoo.com
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The belief that "80 percent of all new jobs come from existing business and industry" is an out-of-date, old-fashioned fabrication. I have no idea how it started, where it started, or who said it first, but there are professionals in economic development as well as leaders of government in the South who actually believe that each year, 80 percent (why 80 percent I don't know, either) of all new jobs are created by existing business and industry. I hear it all the time and I just roll my eyes. There is nothing static in economic development but this: 100 percent of all lost jobs come from existing business and industry. That, and of course 100 percent of the time site consultants never pay for a meal.
 

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