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Picking the top 10 regional and area business stories

Picking the top business story of 2010 is simple, just grab Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign catch phrase -- it's the economy stupid. The phrase is as fresh today as when Clinton strategist James Carville coined in to focus voters' attentions on President George W. Bush's shortcomings.

Nationallly, regionally, locally, the numbers have been depressing. High unemployment rates, as much as one in four in Rock Hill at times, staggering foreclosure numbers and, for those who are working, furloughs, pay cuts, and other concessions.

We know what No.1 on the list is. What about other top regional and local stories? E-mail your thoughts to