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CEO: Home Depot 'Still Working on China'
Despite the bruising it has taken in China, Home Depot Inc. will continue to work in the country and to consider other international markets, Chief Executive Frank Blake said Sept. 18. Global Atlanta
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Our economic times: Jobs creation's natural enemy
In the poignant discussion of the creation and killing of jobs, much is overlooked in the hyperbolic rhetoric that is so casually spewed about in our political environment. Savannah Morning News
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How Georgians view Romney remarks
Mitt Romney’s comments about those who do not pay income taxes appeared to harden the views Georgians already hold about the Republican presidential nominee, both positive and negative. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Alabama voters approve tapping trust fund for budget fix
Alabama voters approved by two-to-one an amendment to the state constitution allowing a transfer of $437 million from the state's trust fund in order to avoid damaging budget cuts. Reuters
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American Airlines sends thousands of layoff notices
American Airlines has told over 11,000 workers they could lose their jobs as part of its reorganization in bankruptcy. However, the U.S. airline, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November, said it expects that fewer than 40 percent of those it sent notices to, or 4,400 people, will actually be laid off in November and December. NBC News
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Dems push affidavits instead of voter IDs
House Democrats on Tuesday introduced legislation that would essentially nullify many of the state-based voter ID requirements that Republican legislatures have enacted in the name of fighting election fraud. The Hill
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Florida Loses Bid to Toss Suit Challenging Voter Purge
Florida Governor Rick Scott lost a federal court bid to throw out a challenge to his initiative to purge non-citizens from voter registration rolls ahead of the Nov. 6 presidential election. U.S. District Judge James Whittemore in Tampa today ruled Mi Familia Vota Education Fund and two state residents may proceed with a complaint alleging the program requires pre- clearance under the Voting Rights Act. Bloomberg
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Mississippi Re-Entered Recession, Economists Say
Mississippi re-entered a recession earlier this year, state economist Darrin Webb told legislative leaders Monday. "I think Mississippi slipped into recession in the second quarter, and while conditions may have improved somewhat in the third, I think we remain in recession," Webb said during the opening day of week-long Legislative Budget Committee hearings. Governing.com
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Tennessee No Longer 1 of 2 States Without College-Savings Plan
Tennessee is launching a new college-savings plan, replacing a previous one that was scuttled after drawing little interest and poor reviews. State officials say the TNStars College Savings 529 Program, to be unveiled today, will be easier and more attractive for Tennessee parents to save for their children’s higher education. It also will end Tennessee’s distinction of being one of only two states not offering a college-savings plan. The Tennessean
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Home-builder optimism hits 6-year high
Optimism among the nation’s home builders climbed in September for the fifth straight month to reach the highest level in more than six years, according to a closely followed index released Tuesday. Market Watch
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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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