Michael Lowrey


Posts by Michael Lowrey (page 9)

  • The decline of retail, August 2016 edition

    Per Ad Age: The number of brick-and-mortar retail outposts is again on the wane as consumers shift their shopping online. Macy’s plans to close 100, or 14%, of its 728 stores, the retailer announced Thursday during its second-quarter earnings report. The brand exceeded analyst expectations by reporting a…
    Michael Lowrey, August 11, 2016
  • Charlotte aviation baseline 2016: American Airlines

    Here’s a summary of American Airlines fights from Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) for Thursday, August 11, 2016: By aircraft type: Widebody: 8 (3 A330-300, 5 A330-200) Narrowbody mainline: 288 (3 757, 17 737-800, 114 A321, 43 A320, 111 A319) Large regional jets: 228 (26 E175, 164…
    Michael Lowrey, August 9, 2016
  • The conservative echo chamber

    Matthew Sheffield, writing for National Review: One of the more interesting developments since the emergence of the Web as a mass medium is the establishment of a conservative media presence. Prior to the Internet, there were basically no large-audience right-wing media operations aside from a few talk-radio programs. Since…
    Michael Lowrey, August 8, 2016
  • Economic development failure of the moment: Special bad paint edition

    The NFL Hall of Fame is located in Canton, OH and every year the first preseason NFL game is held in the city the day after the HOF inductions. It’s a pretty big deal, both athletically and for the city economically. Unfortunately for Canton, this year’s event will long be…
    Michael Lowrey, August 7, 2016
  • The Navy to get rid of ‘aquaflage’

    From a Navy Times article titled “The U.S. military is dumping the dumbest uniform ever.” They failed to reduce the number of uniforms sailors must maintain. Their threads put sailors at risk for worsening burn injuries by melting. And sailors said they were uncomfortable and that the only…
    Michael Lowrey, August 4, 2016
  • Hey, Pro-Trump Conservatives – Coffee Is for Closers

    Brad Thor writing for The Resurgent on Donald Trump: It’s time for us #NeverTrump to channel (God help us) Alec Baldwin from Glengarry Glen Ross and tell #TemporarilyTrump to, “Put that coffee down.” Coffee is for closers and pro-Trump Conservatives would do well to remember the A-B-C’s of sales:…
    Michael Lowrey, August 3, 2016
  • Charlotte soccer update

    Per the UPoR: “Soccer is big business, and the exposure of events like that and other matches that have been held like that in previous summers are helping to put Charlotte on the map,” [Bob Morgan, CEO of the Charlotte Chamber] said. He also noted how Forbes recently ranked…
    Michael Lowrey, August 2, 2016
  • One track where NASCAR is doing very well

    The road course in Watkins Glen, NY. Yes, really. Per the Elmira Star-Gazette, in an article previewing the race coming up this weekend: While attendance totals are guarded because Watkins Glen is owned by publicly held International Speedway Corporation, track President Michael Printup hinted the crowd of…
    Michael Lowrey, August 1, 2016