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Louisiana Court In Racially Charged Power Struggle, Again
A power struggle on the Louisiana Supreme Court is headed to federal court this week. Lawyers are seeking to reopen an old voting rights case that gave the Deep South state its first black Supreme Court justice. What's at stake in the racially charged fight is whether Louisiana will now have its first African-American chief justice. NPR
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Grant to promote economic development in southwest Va focused on arts, recreation, broadband
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An initiative that's part of southwest Virginia's 'Round the Mountain artisan network is receiving $815,000 in grant money to help promote economic development. The Republic
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Southwest Airlines unveils $59 fare sale
Southwest Airlines, which enplanes more passengers at Raleigh-Durham International Airport than any other carrier, has launched a fall fare sale offering tickets starting as low as $59 one-way to select destinations nationwide. Triangle Business Journal
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NC Exports Jump 5%
The value of North Carolina exports jumped to $14 billion in the first half of 2012, up 5 percent over the prior year, says the Washington-based International Trade Administration. The Business Journal
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BP selling off portion of Gulf of Mexico oilfields
BP plc is looking to command as much as $7.9 billion from the sale of some its offshore oil-producing properties in the Gulf of Mexico, Bloomberg reported, citing unnamed sources. San Antonio Business Journal
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Florida cuts number of unemployed workers by 188,365
Florida posted the second-highest reduction in the number of unemployed workers in the nation from June 2011 to June 2012, according to a new On Numbers analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Orlando Business Journal
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Oiles America to add up to 30 jobs in Concord NC expansion
Oiles America Corp. has started its third expansion in The International Business Park at Concord since the facility opened in 1991. Charlotte Business Journal
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Austal to create up to 1,000 new jobs in Mobile AL
Austal USA will add up to 1,000 new jobs in Mobile as part of a new $5 million project agreement. Birmingham Business Journal
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Atlanta salaried workers saw pay hike in ‘12
Atlanta’s salaried workers got pay increases of 2.6 percent in 2012, according to Aon Hewitt’s Salary Increase Survey. Atlanta Business Chronicle
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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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