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Louisiana bayou slow to recover from Gulf oil spill
The Louisiana bayou is still struggling to recover from the 2010 oil spill that caused its coastal wetlands to erode at historic rates. Louisiana's delicate marshes were rapidly disappearing before BP's Deepwater Horizon dumped five million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. But now, two years after the largest oil spill in U.S. history, the erosion of the bayou has accelerated at an alarming pace. PRI
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Missouri to get nearly $32 million from GlaxoSmithKline
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri will receive nearly $32 million as its share of a nationwide settlement with British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline. Kansas City Star
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N.C. lawmakers want more study of ocean rise
RALEIGH -- N.C. lawmakers put a moratorium on the state’s use of a report forecasting a 1-meter sea-level rise, asking a scientific panel to spend several more years studying how climate change will affect the coast. The Senate voted 40-1 to agree to the compromise late Monday. The House is expected to follow, sending the bill to the governor this week. The new language in House Bill 819 removes a proposal to put strict controls on the science of predicting how fast the seas will rise along North Carolina’s coast – a measure that made the state a punch line on late-night comedy shows. News Observer
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Johnson steps down as CEO as Duke-Progress merger completed
Long-time Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson, who was expected to lead the new Duke Energy, has abruptly resigned. The announcement issued Tuesday morning by Charlotte-based Duke Energy said its board of directors had appointed Jim Rogers, 64, as president and chief executive officer of the combined company, effective immediately. News Observer
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NC Lawmaker's mistaken vote puts state on a path toward fracking
RALEIGH -- The look on her face said it all. Charlotte Democrat Becky Carney stood on the House floor with her mouth agape late Monday night. She looked horrified. Embarrassed. Sick to her stomach. News Observer
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Big Foreclosure Compensation, But Only for the Right Wrongs
Can you put a price on the damage caused by a wrongful foreclosure? Banking regulators have. And it’s $125,000. Or $60,000. Or $15,000. Or… it’s unclear. ProPublica
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GOP might find killing healthcare law is not as easy as it sounds
Republicans say they could repeal President Obama’s healthcare law if the GOP wins the White House and majorities in the House and Senate next year. But that is hardly a slam-dunk proposition. In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the law, Republicans have renewed their focus on repealing it. The high court’s stunning decision was a loss for conservatives, but GOP leaders contend it will help energize Republican voters in November. Some Republicans say the November elections could be their last chance to block the law. The Hill
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HYPOCRITIC OATH GOP Lawmakers Vow To Repeal Health Care Law, Use It For Own Kids
WASHINGTON -- Congressional Republicans may not have been happy about the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act, but many of their children probably are. Huffington Post
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Arkansas lottery sales up for year; $474M gross sales
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas lottery announced Monday that it has seen a little growth in sales of Powerball and Mega Millions and that its sales for the most recent year were up $10 million. Baxter Bulletin
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Feds slash Louisiana Medicaid funding by $859M
BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana's health department was working Monday to strip $859 million from the state's Medicaid program for the poor and uninsured, cutting 11 percent of the funding for health services after Congress unexpectedly slashed the state's Medicaid payment. The Town Talk
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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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