Friday, March 1, 2013

The Agenda: JetBlue at CHS, SLED mounts Harrell inquiry, Some Dreamliner jobs cut

No 2nd term for Inez

Posted by Sam Spence on Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 11:53 AM

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JetBlue lands in Charleston
Complete with a cameo by actor Bill Murray, low-cost airline JetBlue landed the inaugural flight of new daily service to JFK—the carrier also adds non-stop service to Boston.
Sources: Charleston Regional Business Journal

SLED mounts investigation into Speaker Bobby Harrell
State House Speaker Bobby Harrell is in the process of being investigated by SLED agents, who are looking into whether the speaker used his office or campaign funds to benefit himself.
Sources: Post and Courier, Greenville News, Columbia Free Times, WLTX

Boeing reported to be cutting some contract jobs
Originally reported by the Wall Street Journal, as part of a long-term cost-cutting measure set in place before the airlines battery woes surfaced in recent months, Boeing is said to be cutting hundreds of jobs associated with its Dreamliner manufacturing facility in North Charleston.
Sources: Post and Courier, WYFF-TV, Wall Street Journal

State investment commission votes to censure Treasurer Curtis Loftis
The Retirement System Investment Commission voted Thursday to censure state Treasurer Curtis Loftis for public comments he's made about the commission's management of the state's $27 billion retirement fund. Loftis countered the censure was embarrassing, but he wouldn't be muzzled because he spoke the truth.
Sources: The State, Wall Street Journal, WIS-TV, Post and Courier

Tenenbaum won't seek another term in administration post
Former candidate for Senate from S.C. and current U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Chairman Inez M. Tenenbaum said Thursday she will not seek renomination when her term expires in October.
Sources: Columbia Business Report

Sequestration cuts have some in Lowcountry seeing red
Debate continues in Washington over across the board federal budget cuts set to take effect today which could affect Lowcountry schools, military facilities, and hospitals.
Sources: Post and Courier

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