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Obama: 'Now's the time for healing' in Ferguson, Missouri


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Reports: Gov. Nixon to remove St. Louis County police from Ferguson
According to reports on Twitter, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will announce the removal of the St. Louis County police from their duties regarding ongoing demonstrations in Ferguson, a nearby suburb. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Missouri) reportedly said, “The governor just called me and he’s on his way to St. Louis now to announce he’s taking St. Louis County police out of the situation.” The removal of the local police paves the way for state police or federal authorities to step in. Salon
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The Randle Report is breaking for lunch and making way for a new editor shift. Click on the headline above to access Southern Business & Development's Web site for more detailed information on economic development in the South. Posts will resume at 1:30 pm CDT.
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VIDEO: POLITICO Playback


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Aerospace materials — past, present, and future
Constant pressure for greater fuel efficiency is forcing aerospace manufacturers to find ways to incorporate new and existing materials that had once been considered impractical to machine. Forty years ago, aluminum dominated the aerospace industry. As the new kid on the block, it was considered to be lightweight, inexpensive, and state-of-the-art. In fact, as much as 70% of an aircraft was once made of aluminum. Other new materials such as composites and alloys were also used, including titanium, graphite, and fiberglass, but only in very small quantities – 3% here and 7% there. Readily available, aluminum was used everywhere from the fuselage to main engine components. onlineamd.com
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Have Americans given up on space?
Fareed speaks with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, about the importance of space exploration – and whether Americans have fallen out of love with space. CNN
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Bousquet: As Gov. Rick Scott goes 'green,' skeptics see red
Gov. Rick Scott wants voters to see him in a different light, as in green, for being a true friend of the environment. Scott spent the past week stressing the theme on a "Let's Keep Florida Beautiful" tour by promising $1 billion for water protection, tougher penalties on polluters, renewed promises to protect the Keys, the Everglades and Apalachicola Bay, and a new staffer in the governor's office to shape policies on water. Tampa Bay Times
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Gov. Rick Scott speeds up road projects across Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Florida is speeding up six major road projects across the state. Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday that the state will push up the timing of $806 million worth of highway construction projects across the state. wesh.com
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Judge rules against Gov. Rick Scott in records lawsuit
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —A Florida judge is ruling against Gov. Rick Scott in an ongoing lawsuit over public records. Chief Circuit Judge Charles Francis on Wednesday granted a request from a critic of the Republican governor to subpoena records from Google and Yahoo. wesh.com
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Rick Perry: Cartels and gangs are really "narcoterrorists"
Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, praised a group of National Guard troops as the "tip of the spear" in the fight against cartels and gangs as they prepare to deploy to the U.S. border with Mexico. Moreover, Perry said that U.S. officials should "stop calling these criminals nice names like cartels and gangs" and start calling them "what they really are: these are narcoterrorists." CBS News
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For those who still languish over "losing to China" or believe that the economy is still in recession, wake up and smell the data. Economic development in the South was about as good as it gets in calendar year 2015 according to the data. And as for China, borrowing a quote from the late football coach Bear Bryant that he made in the half-time locker room down 15-0 to Georgia Tech in 1960, "We got 'em right where we want 'em." For those of you who don't know the rich history of Alabama Crimson Tide football, Bama scored all of its 16 points in the fourth quarter, kicking a field goal on the last play of the game to beat Tech 16-15.
 

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Today, factories in the U.S. make twice as much product as they did in 1984. And they are doing it with one-third of the manufacturing workforce. In fact, the output of durable goods in 2015 was the highest in the nation's history. So, we do have a strong manufacturing base, at least in the South, much of the Midwest and parts of the West, and it is getting stronger because on a cost-basis, we can compete with any major manufacturing nation in the world.  
 

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The argument for or against a minimum wage hike continues between the reds and the blues, as well as within the economic development community in the South. Should we stay the course with a minimum wage under $8 an hour to better compete with Mexico, the South's biggest competitor for jobs, or set a minimum wage just over $10 an hour, a wage floor most centrists support? That $10 per hour is, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator, about right in most states in the South for one adult to be able to cover basic expenses plus all relevant taxes.
 
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Recent data from the Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA) showed that the technology industry is one of the fastest growing job generators in the South and the nation. The report also indicated that technology job compensation is growing faster than any other sector.
 


 

 

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