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Fewer Women Farmers in U.S., but More in Texas
The number of women farmers in Texas is increasing, bucking the national trend, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Census of Agriculture. Texas Tribune
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Apache sets 2014 spending at $8.5 billion, N. America a focus
Houston --Apache Corp said on Wednesday it expects to spend $8.5 billion on exploration and production this year, with 64 percent of its investment earmarked for drilling more profitable oil wells onshore in North America. Reuters
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Florida Lawmakers Seek to Roll Out a Red Carpet for Filmmakers
Blockbuster proposals that would double and triple the pool of incentives for those who want to create both big- and small-screen magic in Florida now sit before lawmakers. Less than a week after a measure (HB 983) was introduced in the House to provide $1 billion in tax credit to film and television production efforts in Florida, the Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee released a proposal (SPB 7056) on Monday that offers $300 million in tax credits. Sunshine State News
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It's Miami Nice for David Beckham and Major League Soccer
It's official: David Beckham is putting his eggs in Miami's basket. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber made the announcement Wednesday during a glitzy press conference at the Perez Art Museum, Miami. Beckham and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez were at his side. Sunshine State News
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Now Hiring: Construction Workers Wanted in Florida
Developers and builders in Southeast Florida are worried about a growing shortage of qualified construction workers. Sunshine State News
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Rick Scott Goes After Obama Raiding Medicare to Fund Obamacare; Dems Push Back
As he gears up to run for a second term, Gov. Rick Scott came back to a familiar theme this week: his opposition to President Barack Obama’s federal health-care law. Sunshine State News
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Obama: Tax overhaul should fund transportation projects
WASHINGTON — President Obama will propose Wednesday a four-year, $302 billion highway bill that would be half funded by a corporate tax overhaul that Senate leaders have already said is unlikely to pass this year. USA Today
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Obama to push $300-billion transportation plan during Minnesota visit
WASHINGTON -- President Obama is scheduled to tour a revived train station in the Midwest on Wednesday to extol the benefits of federal spending on light-rail, roads and bridges as he tries to prod Congress to take up a major transportation bill this year. During a visit to St. Paul, Minn.’s freshly renovated Union Depot, Obama is to outline a four-year, $302-billion transportation plan, the White House said. If Congress doesn’t act to renew infrastructure programs, more than 700,000 jobs will be at risk, Obama plans to say. Los Angeles Times
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BP gets slick in trying to undermine gulf oil spill settlement
It would be perfectly proper for BP, the giant British oil company, to feel a sense of corporate remorse. After all, the firm was responsible for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and well blowout that took 11 lives and created "immense environmental damage" in and around the gulf. (Those words were uttered by a Department of Justice official just over a year ago, when BP pleaded guilty to a dozen felony charges and agreed to pay $4 billion in penalties and fines.) "Buyer's remorse," however? That's a different story. Los Angeles Times
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How Will Alabama’s BP Money Be Spent?
After a plea deal in 2013, BP and Transocean agreed to pony up $2.54 billion for the 2010 oil spill. That money was put in the Gulf Environment Benefit Fund and then split between the effected states with Alabama receiving $356 million over the next five years for environmental restoration. fox10tv.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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