Ask any economist or businessperson what kind of tax cut would be the biggest boost to job creation and the answer is clear: a cut in payroll taxes, because it would directly reduce the cost of employment. Read more at the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Just a couple of years ago, any effort to secure just one or two tower cranes would have been complicated by a still dizzying amount of high-rise construction across the country. But with the construction industry in a tailspin worldwide, Oklahoma-based Flintco can brag about having seven tower cranes up at once in Oklahoma City — a sight rarely, if ever, seen before by locals. Read more at www.newsok.com.
McALLEN, TEX.— The head of an association of border factory owners Thursday said the sector is in crisis mode as unrelenting drug violence in northern Mexico has spooked investors into curtailing operations at some plants and rethinking expansion at others. Read more from the San Antonio Express-News
HORN ISLAND — On the sugary white beach on the south side of the barrier island, between crashing waves and sifting beach workers, BP’s top man for the Gulf Coast Restoration Organization inspected the progress and proclaimed it good. Read more at the Sun Herald.
“I tried to talk about the impact this would have on his own stated goals of taking the Gospel to the world,” said Tunnicliffe, whose group represents hundreds of millions of evangelicals, including those in Muslim countries.
If you missed Sunday’s New York Times article about the Florida express it’s certainly worth a read. This express isn’t exactly the high-speed rail that had politicians salivating about the prospect of new jobs one year ago, rather this is the high-speed express that’s pushing foreclosures through the state.