Ehrlich wins GOP nod to face Md. Gov. O’Malley

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich defeated Sarah Palin-endorsed Brian Murphy for the Republican nomination on Tuesday, and Gov. Martin O’Malley won easily in the Democratic primary to set up a rematch of the 2006 Maryland governor’s race. O’Malley, who has been touting record investments in education despite tough economic times, told supporters he was looking forward to the Nov. 2 rematch. Maryland is not in Randle Report’s coverage area, but it is a border Southern state.

ABB to add 30 new engineering jobs in Wake County, N.C.

Power technology firm ABB Inc. announced Thursday that it will add 30 engineering jobs in Wake County, where its North American headquarters is located, and the company also will build a new $90 million factory in Huntersville that will create 100 jobs over the next two years. Read more: ABB to add 30 new engineering jobs in Wake County – Triangle Business Journal