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Obama Again Asks Congress to Keep Tax Cuts for Middle Class
WASHINGTON — President Obama called again on Congress on Wednesday to extend Bush-era tax cuts for all income under $250,000 and leave a broader restructuring of the tax code to next year, as he pressures Republicans to let tax rates rise for the wealthiest Americans. New York Times
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Fiscal Cliff Has Manufacturers ‘Hanging On and Holding Back’
For 90 years, Pine Hall Brick has manufactured the building blocks of our society. Yet, this strong and innovative manufacturer finds itself at risk today. It has weathered difficult economic times in its history, including the 2009 recession. The collapse of the housing market eliminated a significant portion of its customer base, causing a 70 percent decrease in its business. Even in the face of a tough market, business had started to increase, but the uncertainty caused by the fiscal cliff has stalled its recovery. shopfloor.com
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Henry County VA tile manufacturer to expand
HENRY COUNTY, Va.— A tile manufacturer will spend about $4 million to expand its plant in Henry County. wdbj7.com
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Can Community Colleges Put Americans Back to Work?
Community colleges have long played a key role as an entryway to better career opportunities for adults in the workforce. But with the job market more competitive than ever and the unemployment rate stubbornly stuck near 8%, community colleges across the country are launching new initiatives that are more aggressive in helping unemployed Americans find jobs. TIME
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House members call for Elvis Presley Day
Ten members of the House have introduced a resolution encouraging the recognition of Elvis Presley Day on Jan. 8, Elvis's birthday. Rep. Larry Kissell (D-N.C.) and nine of his House colleagues proposed H.Res. 818, which summarizes Elvis's life story and says the singer "remains one of the most famous American entertainers of all time whose influence on music and whose cultural impact continues today." The Hill
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Veterans find jobs and new mission in clean tech
When military veterans search for jobs, they often want more than a paycheck. Many say they look for rewarding work and a team of dedicated people focused on a common mission. With the war in Iraq officially over and the American presence in Afghanistan winding down, many veterans are finding new careers and that strong sense of purpose in the growing clean-tech economy. News Observer
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McCrory, GOP legislative leaders want Perdue’s Dix park plan blocked
Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s plan to convert the Dorothea Dix Hospital property into a major urban park faces an uncertain future. The 10-member Council of State is expected to consider a proposal in early December from the governor to lease the property to the city of Raleigh for 75 to 99 years. News Observer
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Gov. Scott expected to make jobs announcement today in Boca Raton
BOCA RATON — Gov. Rick Scott is scheduled to be in Boca Raton this afternoon for a jobs announcement. Palm Beach County commissioners last month approved $184,000 in incentives to security firm ADT Corp. of Boca Raton. Palm Beach Post
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NC-based Attagene lands $53M federal contract
Research Triangle Park-based contract research organization Attagene Inc. has netted a $53 million contract from the Environmental Protection Agency. Triangle Business Journal
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Lambert Airport, Washington University charge forward with electric stations
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport introduced five new charging stations and purchased its first electric vehicles to be used by airport crew members. St. Louis Business Journal
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

The America South is home to almost as many residents as the Northeast and the Midwest combined, but even that statistical record is about to be broken. According to a new Census Bureau study that came out in April, 51 percent of the nation's population jump occurred in the South from 2010 to 2013.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Stacy Randle
Demographer Wendell Cox recently analyzed the largest gains in holders of bachelor's and post-graduate degrees between 2007 and 2012 in the 51 metro regions in the U.S. of 1 million residents or more. The results were published in Forbes magazine and the South dominated the ranking.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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This is our annual "Made in the South" issue and it's timely because there is a new player in the South's manufacturing universe. For almost two decades, economic developers and politicos in the South and the U.S. have been chasing Chinese projects with little or nothing to show. Want proof we've been chasing ghosts in China for years? Okay, go ahead and name a Chinese brand that's made in the South? Tick. . .tick. . .tick. Give up?
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean

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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