Michael Lowrey

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  • Yet another Charlotte music venue to close

    Amos’ Southend has announced that it will be closing in March. It will be the fourth notable Charlotte music club to close in a period of just 16 months, after the Chop Shop, The Tremont Music Hall, and, come January, the Double Door Inn. You’d think that with all…
    Michael Lowrey, August 17, 2016
  • American Airlines to get rid of its turboprops

    If you look at 2016 aviation baseline, you’ll see that about 8 percent — 54 of 661 — of American Airlines’ flights out of its big Charlotte hub are still on turboprops. These are rather old planes that are unloved by passengers. The question has been for some time…
    Michael Lowrey, August 17, 2016
  • More on Aetna leaving the NC Obamacare market

    We have a very broken healthcare insurance system. From the Charlotte Observer: Aetna’s decision to pull out of North Carolina leaves essentially one insurer – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, which offers policies in all 100 counties. UnitedHealthcare announced in April that it would leave…
    Michael Lowrey, August 17, 2016
  • Aetna leaving Obamacare in North Carolina and 10 other states

    This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Per Bloomberg via the Charlotte Observer: Health insurer Aetna will stop selling individual Affordable Care Act plans next year in 11 of the 15 states where it had been participating in the program, including North Carolina and South Carolina, joining other…
    Michael Lowrey, August 16, 2016
  • The Wall Street Journal’s opinion page on Donald Trump

    It’s mid-August and the natives are getting a bit restless: Mr. Trump has alienated his party and he isn’t running a competent campaign. Mrs. Clinton is the second most unpopular presidential nominee in history—after Mr. Trump. But rather than reassure voters and try to repair his image, the New Yorker…
    Michael Lowrey, August 15, 2016
  • Why there are so many ties in swimming

    Michael Phelps, Chad Le Clos, and László Cseh tied for silver in the 100 meter butterfly at the Olympics. Why couldn’t they use more precise timing to prevent such unseemly ties? The answer, per Deadspin: In a 50 meter Olympic pool, at the current men’s world record…
    Michael Lowrey, August 13, 2016
  • The latest presidential election forecast

    From Nate Silver, who currently has Hillary Clinton with a 77 percent of winning the presidency with North Carolina barely going for Hillary.
    Michael Lowrey, August 12, 2016
  • Ruby Tuesday shrinks in a major way

    Per AL.com: Ruby Tuesday’s will close about 95 of its restaurants, the company announced Thursday. The Tennessee-based chain said the closures account for about 13 percent of all its properties. The chain operates 724 Ruby Tuesday restaurants in 44 states and 14 foreign countries [as of March]. The list…
    Michael Lowrey, August 12, 2016