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Nugent: 'Soulless fools' reelected Obama
Ted Nugent is certainly not happy about the outcome of the presidential race. “Goodluk America u just voted for economic & spiritual suicide. Soulless fools,” Nugent wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. In a string of tweets about the election, the rocker went off about “pimps whores & welfare brats & their soulless supporters” who now have “a president to destroy America.” He also asked, “What subhuman varmint believes others must pay for their obesity booze cellphones birthcontrol abortions & lives”? Nugent endorsed Obama’s GOP rival Mitt Romney in March. A month later, he made incendiary remarks about the president, which prompted a Secret Service investigation. Politico
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Obama re-election protest blow to Ole Miss
Wednesday began like any other day for University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones. Everything changed, however, as he read that morning’s headlines and came across a story about a group of students — his students — who had reportedly sparked a small campus protest following the re-election of President Barack Obama the night before. The facts were unclear at first, with many early media reports relying on photos and information gathered from social media sites Twitter and Instagram. Within a few hours, university officials learned enough about the events to address them. The Advertiser
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Orlando developer tells workers jobs are safe even though Obama elected
ORLANDO -- An Orlando time-share mogul who told employees they faced possible layoffs if Barack Obama was re-elected has reassured them that massive layoffs aren't on the horizon. The Orlando Sentinel reports David Siegel told employees in an email sent Wednesday that he never intended to cut their jobs if Obama won. He says his comments made in October were taken out of context by the media. In the email, Siegel said he meant that if the administration keeps increasing the cost of doing business, he would cut back on "the size and growth of the company." Siegel owns the Orlando-based Westgate Resorts. Tampa Bay Times
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Boeing rolls out fifth S.C.-built 787
Spokeswoman Candy Eslinger wouldn’t say when the latest locally built jet emerged from the North Charleston final assembly factory, but it likely happened last week. The big white plane with a red tail sat on the campus flight line Sunday afternoon. The rollout indicates the young plane-making operation continues to increase its pace of production. The first S.C. 787 — known internally as Line Number 46 — rolled out of the factory to great fanfare April 27. It was finally delivered to Air India on Oct. 5. The second, LN 54, rolled out about two months after the first, on June 30. It now sits on the North Charleston flight line, painted in Air India’s red, white and gold and poised for delivery. Post and Courier
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What the election means for airlines, other industries
President Barack Obama’s re-election may settle lingering questions for transportation companies and airlines in particular. Charlotte Business Journal
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Gov. Robert Bentley determined to remove racist language from Alabama's constitution
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — After two failed efforts to remove racist language concerning education from Alabama's 1901 Constitution, Gov. Robert Bentley says he's more determined than ever to try again to delete vestiges of segregation from the document. al.com via Governing.com
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Boehner Floats the 'C' Word (Compromise) for Cliff Deal
As the country lurches headlong toward the fiscal cliff, House Speaker John Boehner offered an olive branch to make peace with the newly re-elected President Obama on Wednesday. The Fiscal Times
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Gov. Deal hints state not likely to run health insurance exchange
Gov. Nathan Deal hinted Wednesday that he will not implement a Georgia health insurance exchange as part of the 2010 federal health care overhaul that ranks as President Barack Obama’s signature legislative achievement, reports the Associated Press Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Judge orders new mediation in Savannah dredge suit
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Supreme Court ruling that no state water quality certification has been granted for deepening the Savannah River shipping channel may raise difficult legal issues in an ongoing federal court dispute over the $650 million project, a federal judge said. Savannah Morning News
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Georgia State cuts 110 positions
Georgia State University eliminated 110 positions this week, 25 of which were filled, to save about $4 million. None of the filled jobs were faculty and most were administrative support positions that “do not directly affect students,” spokeswoman Andrea Jones said. Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Urban areas have all kinds of assets that are easy to spot. They have the population, so the labor shed is not usually an issue. Urban areas are also connected by better roads, rail and air service and many have river and deep water ports. Usually Internet access and other forms of communication are more efficient in urban areas. And you have a larger array of quality of life options to choose from, such as the cultural assets found in metropolitan areas.
 

 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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After I finished the cover story for this issue, I read an interesting article by economist Paul Krugman, the op-ed columnist for the New York Times, titled, "Partying like it’s 1995." Generally I side with Krugman, even though I am a journalist, not an economist. Occasionally, though, I read some of his stuff and ask myself, "What planet did Krugman come from?" Like when he predicted a shift of automotive assembly to Canada after Toyota announced a new plant in Woodstock, Ontario in 2005 because of "free healthcare," among other benefits. That Toyota deal was the last major automotive assembly plant announced in Canada and I predict it will be the very last one for the Canadians.
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean
If you have ever seen one of my presentations, then you know about the word "reshoring" and how that phenomenon has lifted the spirits of even the most skeptical Southerners regarding the future of the region's economy. After all, in the last four decades, manufacturing has suffered a bloodletting never before seen in U.S. history. The biggest factor behind the slow and long meltdown that began in the 1990s was the herd mentality to offshore manufacturing capacity to cheaper locales, primarily by U.S.-owned companies.
 


 

 

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