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Best Labor Day Deals This Weekend
Summer is coming to an end but the cooler weather heralds the beginning of some of the best sales of the year. First up: Labor Day weekend’s big bargains. ABC News
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115 Labor Day Sales to Shop Now Now Now
Make the transition out of summer a little less painful by browsing through the slew of sales launching for the Labor Day weekend. No sense in waiting for next summer to stock up on discounted dresses that you can definitely maybe pull off with boots and tights during the winter months, right? Racked.com
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Cheap and Fun DO Mix: Affordable Labor Day Escapes
Labor Day weekend may be just around the corner, but it’s not too late to plan the perfect three-day getaway. From coast to coast, there are plenty of free and budget-friendly activities to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for a jazz festival in Chicago, water slides on the Jersey Shore, or an American music extravaganza in Virginia Beach, we’ve rounded up eight exciting events and festivals around the country you won’t want to miss.
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Low-Wage Jobs Dominate: Silver Lining for Manufacturers?
The U.S. job market sketches a sunny picture with an average of approximately 209,000 jobs created over the last six months – the best clip of gains since the end of the 1990s. Meanwhile, the national unemployment rate in July, standing at 6.2%, marks the eighth consecutive month of a jobless rate below 7%. With the recent uptake in the jobs created in professional and business services, manufacturing, retail trade and construction, the economy envisages brighter days ahead. zacks.com
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The States Adding The Most Clean Jobs Right Now, See Which Is Southern
Upwards of 12,500 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in the second quarter of 2014, more than double those announced in the first three months of the year, according to a report from nonprofit business group Environmental Entrepreneurs. Forbes
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Alabama Is the Latest State to Try to Ban Foreign Law in Courts
In what some call an effort to demonize the Islamic faith, Alabama this fall will become the newest state where voters will deliberately banning their courts from considering foreign, international or religious law. Governing.com
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A New American Oil Bonanza
THREE RIVERS, Tex. — Whenever overseas turmoil has pushed energy prices higher in the past, John and Beth Hughes have curbed their driving by eating at home more and shopping locally. But the current crises in Ukraine and Iraq did not stop them from making the two-hour drive to San Antonio to visit the Alamo, have a chicken fried steak lunch, and buy fish for their tank before driving home to Corpus Christi. “We were able to take a day-cation because of the lower gas prices,” said Ms. Hughes. New York Times
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Least Expensive Labor Day Gas Prices Since 2010
Gas prices usually drop in the fall. This year, prices at the pump began falling in early summer and kept on heading down, resulting in the cheapest holiday weekend for gas since 2010. ABC News
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Rock Hill SC gas prices lowest in the nation
Gasoline prices in Rock Hill are the lowest in the country, and the cost in South Carolina could average about $3 a gallon this fall, some analysts say. 10 things to know about corporate inversions Charlotte Observer
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Is Orlando Sentinel property's proposed hotel too much for downtown Orlando?
The Orlando Sentinel property's massive mixed-use project includes a 144-room hotel property in its second phase. That would be another hotel of many in play for downtown Orlando. Orlando Business Journal
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Features & Opinion

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

For those who still languish over "losing to China" or believe that the economy is still in recession, wake up and smell the data. Economic development in the South was about as good as it gets in calendar year 2015 according to the data. And as for China, borrowing a quote from the late football coach Bear Bryant that he made in the half-time locker room down 15-0 to Georgia Tech in 1960, "We got 'em right where we want 'em." For those of you who don't know the rich history of Alabama Crimson Tide football, Bama scored all of its 16 points in the fourth quarter, kicking a field goal on the last play of the game to beat Tech 16-15.
 

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By Mike Randle
Today, factories in the U.S. make twice as much product as they did in 1984. And they are doing it with one-third of the manufacturing workforce. In fact, the output of durable goods in 2015 was the highest in the nation's history. So, we do have a strong manufacturing base, at least in the South, much of the Midwest and parts of the West, and it is getting stronger because on a cost-basis, we can compete with any major manufacturing nation in the world.  
 

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The argument for or against a minimum wage hike continues between the reds and the blues, as well as within the economic development community in the South. Should we stay the course with a minimum wage under $8 an hour to better compete with Mexico, the South's biggest competitor for jobs, or set a minimum wage just over $10 an hour, a wage floor most centrists support? That $10 per hour is, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator, about right in most states in the South for one adult to be able to cover basic expenses plus all relevant taxes.
 
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Recent data from the Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA) showed that the technology industry is one of the fastest growing job generators in the South and the nation. The report also indicated that technology job compensation is growing faster than any other sector.
 


 

 

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