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Savannah port deepening approved by Army Corps chief
A $652 million deepening of the Savannah River shipping channel has been approved by the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, according to a report made public on Thursday. Reuters
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Companies propose arena, pro team in Virginia Beach
A proposal to build an 18,000-seat arena near the Oceanfront has revived hopes that the region finally might snag a major league professional sports team - possibly the NBA's Sacramento Kings, some sources said. But even supporters caution that loads of details, including how to pay for the venue, remain to be worked out.
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$22.7 million in projects aimed at helping restore Chesapeake Bay
BALTIMORE — Federal officials plan to announce $22.7 million in funding for Chesapeake Bay restoration projects. Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin says the 41 projects will reduce runoff of sediment as well as sewage, fertilizer and other pollution that feeds harmful algae blooms in the bay. The projects are located across the bay's six-state watershed, which runs from Virginia to New York and also includes West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Richmond Times-Dispatch
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Next big Virginia quake: It's not 'if,' just 'when'
Another major earthquake like the Aug. 23, 2011, central Virginia quake is going to hit the state, scientists say. But they just don't know when. "A big scientific question is, Was this earthquake Virginia's 'big one,' or could a larger earthquake occur in Virginia?" said research geologist J. Wright Horton Jr. with the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston. "We don't know the answer." GoDanRiver.com
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Texas Democrats: Judge who said Obama could trigger civil war should quit
Texas Democrats are calling for the resignation of a Republican elected county judge who warned this week that the nation could descend into civil war if President Barack Obama is re-elected. CNN
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Todd Akin Keeps Support Of Missouri Conservatives Who Blast Republican 'Establishment'
Missouri conservatives say they are rallying around U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin despite his controversial comments about rape because they are outraged that "establishment" Republican Party leaders tried to railroad him out of the race. Huffington Post
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Lockheed in Grand Prairie gets contract to $65M develop Humvee-like vehicle
Lockheed Martin's operation in Grand Prairie is known as a missile unit, but its newest business is firmly planted on the ground. The Army has awarded a $65 million contract to Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control to develop a new generation of ground combat and transport vehicles. Star-Telegram
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Shale jobs attract interest from far away
SAN ANTONIO – The Eagle Ford Shale is a job- creation machine, and the word has reached job hopefuls far from the South Texas oil play. Fuel Fix
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Taxpayer-funded incentives to be doled out by downtown Houston group
A board representing downtown Houston property owners acquired the power this week to dole out $37 million in taxpayer-funded incentives to developers who build homes in east downtown. Houston Chronicle
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Study: Chinese imports cost 96,300 jobs in Mid-South since 2001
A new report from a liberal think tank says Chinese imports caused the loss of 2.7 million jobs in the United States, including 96,300 in the Mid-South, since the industrializing nation joined the World Trade Organization in 2001. Knoxville News Sentinel
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