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Missouri utility executive tapped for top job at SC's Berkeley Electric Cooperative
A veteran Missouri utility manager has been tapped to succeed the retiring top executive at Berkeley Electric Cooperative. Dwayne Cartwright plans to start work in Moncks Corner in October. Post-Courier
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SC agency paying off debt
COLUMBIA — South Carolina’s unemployment agency is paying down $106.5 million of its debt to the federal government, leaving a remaining debt of $676 million. Director Abraham Turner says the agency is on track to pay back every dime by October 2015. Business leaders hope the timeline will be shorter, saving employers money because of new state laws that mean fewer people are receiving benefits. The State
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Keystone XL pipeline construction begins amid protests
The Canadian pipeline company TransCanada has quietly begun construction of the southern leg of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, installing segments near Livingston, Texas, company officials confirmed Thursday. Los Angeles Times
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Virginia surplus to fund bonuses for state workers
RICHMOND — The bigger-than-first-reported state government surplus reported this week is already setting off a debate over whether taxes are too high or services too skimpy. News Leader
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Recession spurs Chattanooga plastic plant's growth
When shoppers are worried about losing their jobs, they're a lot less likely to spring for the name-brand groceries. So in some ways, the recession has been good for Chattanooga bottle producer Arch Plastics Packaging. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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About that coal deal with India …
This week’s announcement of a deal to ship about 9 million tons of Appalachian steam coal to power plants in India certainly got a lot of media attention, in part because the story was promoted by the office of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, who said of the arrangement: Charleston Gazette
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The US Government Can Track Your Location at Any Time Without a Warrant
Is law enforcement tracking your cell phone's GPS more like intercepting a phone call or tailing someone on the street? A federal court decision says it's more like following you—which means the authorities don't need to get a warrant to find out where you are at any given time. Mother Jones
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West Virginia embraces ancient sport of Irish road bowling
BRUCETON MILLS, W.Va. (AP) -- It sounds as if it ought to be a drinking game: Grown men and women hurl a 2-pound cannonball as far as they can down a paved country road, each aiming to finish the 1.5-mile, chalk line "course" with the fewest throws. But in some circles, Irish road bowling is serious business. Sports Illustrated
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U.S. fuel demand hits new low; gasoline prices keep rising
Gasoline prices are on the rise even as America’s demand for fuel dropped to the lowest July level since 1995. The tepid economy and fuel-efficient cars pushed America’s petroleum needs below 18.1 million barrels per day last month, down from 18.6 million a year earlier, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Gasoline demand was particularly hard hit, dropping nearly 4 percent compared to July 2011. Fuel Fix
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Two software companies plan Austin expansion
Two software companies — one based in Virginia and the other in Canada — are expanding their Austin operations to be closer to their technology customers here. Austin American Statesman
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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

FEATURE     
By Mike Randle
There are numerous factors driving the new industrial revolution in the South. And it is a revolution, as this manufacturing surge that began in 2007 continues to break records year after year in the total number of large, capital intensive projects. One factor, of course, is that reshoring of facilities back to the U.S. continues to grow each year.
 
 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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