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Blog ranks Oklahoma City as third most redneck city in America
According to Movoto.com, you might be a redneck if you live in Tulsa or Oklahoma City. The blog has named both Oklahoma cities in the 10 most redneck cities in America. It listed Tulsa at No. 5 and Oklahoma City at No. 3. The Oklahoman
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STOCKS STUMBLE, TESLA GOES BONKERS: Here's What You Need To Know
The markets took a bit of breather today. First the scoreboard: Dow: 15,086, -18.9 pts, -0.1% S&P 500: 1,626, -5.7 pts, -0.3% NASDAQ: 3,411, -1.6 pts, -0.0% And now the top stories: Business Insider
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Murdock donates $50 million to research in Kannapolis NC
DURHAM — Billionaire David Murdock, the Dole Foods chairman whose vision and money turned an abandoned Kannapolis textile mill into a multimillion-dollar nutrition research campus, announced a donation of another $50 million in operating support for the venture. The 90-year-old tycoon has already invested $600 million in the research campus and $131 million into an institute that bears his name. The $50 million gift announced Wednesday will also go to the David H. Murdock Research Institute. News Observer
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How Jim DeMint wants to fix America
MOBILE, Ala. - Here is what Jim DeMint concluded after serving 14 years in the U.S. House and Senate: Washington is irreparably broken. al.com
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Obama Administration Poised to Approve Arkansas-style Medicaid Expansions
The Obama administration appears ready to allow Arkansas — and a handful of other states — to pursue a market-based approach to fund health care for the poor in place of conventional Medicaid expansion under the new federal health care law. Pew States
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Ford to add 900 new MO jobs
Surrounded by Ford Motor Co. executives and United Auto Worker representatives, Gov. Jay Nixon was back in the area May 2 when the automaker announced plans to add a third shift to build even more of its popular F-150 pickup, bringing 900 new jobs to the Northland. Liberty Tribune
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Manufacturing Plant & 200 Jobs for Murray County Ga
Governor Nathan Deal has announced that Dubai-based Mattex Corporation will build a manufacturing plant and employ up to 200 people at a location in Murray County. Mattex specializes in creating carpet backing material. This will be the company’s first location outside the Middle East. gpb.org
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Texas Legislature appears to favor space flight, beer
Opportunities for more space flight and beer in Texas are looking good with related bills making headway as the session enters its final weeks. Dallas Business Journal
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Florida No. 1 in mortgage delinquency
Florida had the nation's highest mortgage delinquency rate at 11 percent at the end of the first quarter. Jacksonville Business Journal
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The New Census Data That Should Terrify Republicans Obama's coalition will grow stronger after he leaves office
fter President Obama’s relatively easy reelection, analysts and commentators wondered whether his young and diverse coalition would outlive his presidency. Many believe, based mainly on their intuition, that 2008 and 2012 were the anomalous results of a historic candidacy. On the other hand, the country is getting more and more diverse with each passing year. Recently, one prominent demographer at the Brookings Institute used the exit polls to argue that Obama would have lost if turnout rates returned to ’04 levels. But his effort was misguided and premature. The New Republic
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Urban areas have all kinds of assets that are easy to spot. They have the population, so the labor shed is not usually an issue. Urban areas are also connected by better roads, rail and air service and many have river and deep water ports. Usually Internet access and other forms of communication are more efficient in urban areas. And you have a larger array of quality of life options to choose from, such as the cultural assets found in metropolitan areas.
 

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After I finished the cover story for this issue, I read an interesting article by economist Paul Krugman, the op-ed columnist for the New York Times, titled, "Partying like it’s 1995." Generally I side with Krugman, even though I am a journalist, not an economist. Occasionally, though, I read some of his stuff and ask myself, "What planet did Krugman come from?" Like when he predicted a shift of automotive assembly to Canada after Toyota announced a new plant in Woodstock, Ontario in 2005 because of "free healthcare," among other benefits. That Toyota deal was the last major automotive assembly plant announced in Canada and I predict it will be the very last one for the Canadians.
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean
If you have ever seen one of my presentations, then you know about the word "reshoring" and how that phenomenon has lifted the spirits of even the most skeptical Southerners regarding the future of the region's economy. After all, in the last four decades, manufacturing has suffered a bloodletting never before seen in U.S. history. The biggest factor behind the slow and long meltdown that began in the 1990s was the herd mentality to offshore manufacturing capacity to cheaper locales, primarily by U.S.-owned companies.
 


 

 

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