New jobs are coming to Fuquay-Varina in the form of one new business and one expanding business.Triangle Business Journal
In July, Southern Business & Development reported that Hawker Beechcraft had already made the decision to relocate its operations to Baton Rouge, La. That hasn’t officially been announced as of today. Here is a story that gives you some updates on the project called Coyote that apparently remains fluid, probably not because of Hawker. Wichita Eagle
One of my favorite politicians was Everett Dirksen, the long time senator from Illinois. He was an old-time politician, given to long speeches full of sound bites for radio and television. In a budget debate in Congress, Sen. Dirksen once said, “Well, a billion here and a billion there and the first thing you know, it runs into real money.” Anderson, S.C. Independent-Mail
Memphis’ Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes counties in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, reported an unemployment rate of 9.6 percent in August, down from 10 percent in July. Memphis Business Journal
As of Sept. 17, BP said it has spent about $9.5 billion on the cost of the spill response, containment, relief well drilling, static kill and cementing, grants to the Gulf states, claims paid and federal costs. On the surface, operations to skim oil recovered about 827,251 barrels of oily liquid. In addition, 411 controlled burns have removed an estimated 265,450 barrels of oil from the sea’s surface. Houston Business Journal
Investors looking for a clue to which way markets may turn during an uncertain economic period should focus on stocks, bonds and gold, a Tulsa-based investment expert said Tuesday. Newsok.com
Groundwater contamination. Illnesses from toxins. Gas well explosions. Coming to a community near you?Virginia is next in the sights of natural gas drillers who wish eventually to exploit the western region’s resources, locked in a multistate geologic formation called the Marcellus Shale. The Shenandoah Valley is an announced target. The Charlottesville Daily Progress.
Paramount Pictures has sent out a casting call for aging but operable vehicles to appear in a movie now being filmed in Weirton. The movie, produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by J.J. Abrams, began production under the working title “Wickham,” but may be released under the title “Super 8.”