Archive: Tue Nov 2015

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    American Airlines changes its rewards plan

    Basically, you will now earn miles based upon how much you spend, not how far you fly. Details here.
    Michael Lowrey, November 17, 2015
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    Whining ‘Cuz I Lost My Creative Spark

    Some more gripes for a slow local news day would be: Nobody seems to remember forty years ago when school children were told the poverty in the Soviet Union was related to government meddling in industry. Government was supposed to protect people from harm and help the abused find justice.
    Leslee Kulba, November 17, 2015
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    Leef reviews ‘Lawless’ for Forbes readers

    George Leef’s latest Forbes column examines a new book that shines light on one of the more disturbing elements of Barack Obama’s presidential legacy. A big part of Barack Obama’s campaign for the White House in 2007-08 was that he would be the exact opposite of…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2015
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    NC’s Tax Ranking moves to #15

    Every year the Tax Foundation publishes the State Business Tax Climate Index that allows taxpayers, businesses and policymakers an easy comparison of how their state’s tax systems relate. This ranking of the states is based on tax policy, and has been very important in North Carolina over the last…
    Sarah Curry, November 17, 2015
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    2016 State Business Tax Climate Index

    States with the most competitive business tax systems according to the Tax Foundation‘s most recent State Business Tax Climate Index. So what do the top ten tanked states have that North Carolina doesn’t? Property taxes and unemployment insurance taxes are levied in every state, but…
    Sarah Curry, November 17, 2015
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    UNCG sympatico w/ Mizzou

    Given last week’s black student protests at Guilford College to show sympathy with similar protests at the University of Missouri, I wondered how long it would be before we’d see protests at my alma mater UNCG. Not long: There wasn’t one major incident that prompted UNC-Greensboro students…
    Sam Hieb, November 17, 2015
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    N.C. Court of Appeals rules against former NCCU football coach

    A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals affirmed this morning a trial-court ruling against former N.C. Central football coach Henry Frazier, who was fired in 2013 after arrest on charges of violating a domestic violence-related protective order. Among other opinions released this morning from the…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2015
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    In case you missed it …

    The latest edition of Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight” featured John Locke Foundation analysis of the role of nontraditional news outlets.
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2015