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BREAKING: Ex-New Orleans cops get prison time in Danziger Bridge shootings
A federal judge Wednesday sentenced five former New Orleans police officers to prison terms ranging from six to 65 years for the shootings of unarmed civilians in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, prosecutors said. CNN
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Georgia ag commissioner defends "pink slime"
ATLANTA — Georgia's agriculture commissioner is coming to the defense of so-called pink slime. wsbtv.com
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Georgia official tries to calm ground beef concerns
ATLANTA -- National reaction to processed beef prompted Georgia Agriculture Commissioners to gather reporters Wednesday to try to calm the market. Augusta Chronicle
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Check Out What It's Like Using Google's Crazy Computerized Glasses
Google just released a design concept for its "Google Glasses" called Project Glass. It's a frame you wear that has a small screen in the corner of your vision. Business Insider
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What investors should like about Caterpillar
After climbing north of $116 in the latter part of February, the shares of equipment maker Caterpillar have slumped in recent weeks. But there’s still plenty to like about the company, whose stock closed at $106.21 on Tuesday, according to Zachs Equity Research Analysts. Triangle Business Journal
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MIami-based Burger King selling almost all company-owned restaurants
After years of mismanagement, little growth and disenfranchised franchisees, Miami-based Burger King appears to be on the brink of a turnaround. Orlando Business Journal
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Louisville distillery has grand opening celebration
Distilled Spirits Epicenter LLC celebrated its grand opening Tuesday evening, with tours of the facilities, specially created drinks and a visit from Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. Business First
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Shell Considers Building $10B Gas-to-Diesel Plant in Louisiana
Royal Dutch Shell RDSA -1.10% PLC is considering building a giant plant in Louisiana that would convert natural gas into diesel fuel, several people familiar with the company's plans said. The plant, which could cost more than $10 billion, would be similar in size to Shell's Pearl gas-to-liquids facility in the Mideast nation of Qatar, the people said. Pearl, which went into operation last June, turns natural gas into enough diesel to fill more than 160,000 cars a day. Wall Stree Journal
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Is Louisiana about to allow discrimination of gays in charter schools?
If a bill that passed a Lousiania Senate committee becomes law, charter schools in the state will be able to refuse to accept students based on sexual orientation or English language skills. Washington Post
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Louisiana House backs business tax breaks
BATON ROUGE, La. - The state's economic development chief would be able to offer a package of new tax breaks to businesses that are considering whether to relocate or expand in Louisiana, under a proposal overwhelmingly approved Tuesday by the House. CNBC
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 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

In growth, companies find themselves in the dilemma of identifying capital to increase capacity and managing opportunity cost where capital may be deferred. This dilemma is amplified as capacity constraints drive a company to complete the site selection process for an expanding or new facility. 
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

 FEATURE  
By Dr. Glen Fenter
Desperation sometimes masks itself in acceptance. Such was the case for Takelia Carter of Marion, Ark. For Carter, the mother of six school-age children in a low paying job, desperation was normative existence. This was her life in Crittenden County, Ark., deep in the Delta where unfortunately one in four families lives well below the poverty level.
 

 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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