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We caught up with Fred, our favorite talking mouse, in Vegas this week. We found him sunning himself by the pool at the Bellagio, wearing some oversized Ray-Ban sunglasses. What’s with the shades? ”Too much neon. It’s messing up my Circadian rhythm,” he said. ”Besides, I’ve got to keep a low profile. CIA may want […]


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We caught up with Fred, our favorite talking mouse, in Vegas this week. We found him sunning himself by the pool at the Bellagio, wearing some oversized Ray-Ban sunglasses. What’s with the shades? ”Too much neon. It’s messing up my Circadian rhythm,” he said. ”Besides, I’ve got to keep a low profile. CIA may want […]

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Latest: Rat Pack - We caught up with Fred, our favorite talking mouse, in Vegas this week. We found him sunning himself by the pool at the Bellagio, wearing some oversized Ray-Ban sunglasses. What’s with the shades? ”Too much neon. It’s messing up my Circadian rhythm,” he said. ”Besides, I’ve got to keep a low profile. CIA may want […]

Rat Pack

We caught up with Fred, our favorite talking mouse, in Vegas this week. We found him sunning himself by the pool at...

High-Tech Small Business Funding Available in Kentucky

Kentucky's SBIR-STTR program enables small businesses that have received federal grants for R&D to apply for matching state funds through July 31, 2009.

Talk to the hand

The fiscal calamity in California moved closer to the brink of total collapse this week, as the state —which has yet to...

Algenol, Dow Partner to Develop $50-million Algae Biofuel Plant

An algae-to-fuel pilot facility will be developed in Freeport, TX, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Edelweiss meets Evita

''Don't cry for me, Ben Bernanke.'' ''You were supposed to be a genius. That's all we asked for--'' ''You mind your business.'' ''We kept our promise.'' ''You keep...

Last call in Steel City

About 30 years ago, you could walk into just about any self-respecting saloon in America and get the same response to a...

DaVita Picks Denver For Corporate HQ

The leading provider of health-care services for chronic kidney disease patients is moving its home base from California to Colorado.

Return to sender

''Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.'' These words are etched...

Belgium’s Umicore to Build in Oklahoma

Belgium-based Umicore chose Oklahoma over Arizona and New Mexico to build its $51-million, 40,000-square-foot germanium production plant.

GM opens $25 million battery lab at Warren, MI tech center

The embattled automaker's Warren tech center, along with facilities in New York and Germany, will spearhead the development of power units for electric vehicles.

350,000 Square Feet for Famous Footwear

Brown Shoe Company, Inc. recently marked the completion of its 350,000-square-foot Famous Footwear Distribution Center in central California.

Tech Company Expands into Metro Atlanta

Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development announced that NCR, a Fortune 500 technology company, will relocate its headquarters to Gwinnett County, Georgia, creating 1,250 new jobs.

The mouse that roared

The New York Times reported today that scientists have successfully implanted inside a mouse the human gene that governs language and speaking skills. The mouse...

KABR Buys “Class A” NJ Office Space

KABR Real Estate Investment Partners, LLC announced today that it has purchased a 235,000-square-foot commercial office building in Ridgefield Park, NJ from AIG.

PBSJ Corp. Chooses MetWest in Tampa

The PBSJ Corporation will relocate its Tampa office to MetWest One, a LEED-certified office building, after signing a long-term lease beginning in 2010.

Tennessee governor predicts GM’s Spring Hill plant will make a comeback

Gov. Bredesen doesn't believe that General Motors will permanently abandon one of its newest plants, which the automaker is shutting down in November despite a recent $500-million retooling.

Homeland security on the range

The economic development director of Hardin, Montana, has some space to let and he's targeting a certain captive market in Cuba.

Master Eco-Plan to Transform NY

TechCity, a 260-acre site located mid-way between New York City and Albany, New York, envisions a mixed-use eco-village where people can live, work and play in the Hudson Valley region.

NC Real Estate Grows, Foot by Foot

Capital Associates announced today the leasing of 11,700 square feet of office space in Cary, NC to Pulte Homes, Inc.

Federal Dollars Help Recovery in Texas

The federal government is providing the Houston area with $20.9-million worth of Economic Development Administration investments.

The Blago Infamy Factory Expands

A few weeks after disgraced Ex-Gov. Blagojevich of Illinois was denied participation in a reality TV show, his wife is on the brink of filling his spot!

Roche Completes $60-million SC Expansion

The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Florence County Economic Development Partnership recently celebrated the completion of a $60-million plant expansion at Roche’s Florence facility.

Youth Opportunities in St. Louis

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced last week that three St. Louis-area organizations were to receive a total of $704,207 in Youth Opportunities Program tax credits.

Paging Little Caesar

California is willing to sell you the L. A. Coliseum for $400 million, and, if you've got extra money to burn, San Quentin's famous prison.

Texas group sues DHS over selection of Kansas site for NBAF lab

A Texas consortium is asking a federal judge to block the construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan KS, claiming it was unfairly selected over a competing site in San Antonio.

Cbeyond Creates Cobb County Call Center

Cbeyond Inc. plans to double the size of its operations in Georgia, creating more than 600 new jobs in Cobb County.

Mortgage Company Opens in Kansas

North South East West Mortgage announced plans to locate its headquarters and first location in Overland Park, KS.

Hydrogen bombshell

The Energy Department pulls the plug on hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Medtronic picks San Antonio as site of medical device unit

The Texas location beat out competing sites in Kansas City for the facility, which will manufacture insulin pumps and other medical components.

POTUS envy

You've probably heard by now that former President George W. Bush already has raised $100 million for his presidential library in Texas,...

Best Idea of the Week: Retrofitting ASAP

I have been speculating what will happen to all of the vacant storefronts... cheers to New Mexico for giving me a good answer!

Sacks of gold

We had some trepidation when Australian-turned-American press baron Rupert Murdoch bought the Wall Street Journal a couple of years ago. Murdoch has a well-earned...

Final edition

Thomas Jefferson once famously said that he would rather have newspapers without a government than a government without newspapers. It is becoming increasingly evident in...

$10.5-million Investment in Findlay, PA

Governor Ed Rendell announced today that a national warehouse distribution network will create 42 jobs and invest $10.5 million in Findlay, PA.

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Made In Oconee – Koyo

Oconee County is blessed with over 60 manufacturers that employ over 6,000 people, this represents nearly 18% of our county’s entire workforce, and the manufacturing average wage in Oconee County is in excess of $58,000/year.

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Made In Oconee – Koyo

Oconee County is blessed with over 60 manufacturers that employ over 6,000 people, this represents nearly 18% of our county’s entire workforce, and the manufacturing average wage in Oconee County is in excess of $58,000/year.