Business

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    Raleigh takes top spot in ASU “Doing Business in North America” report

    The report, which is prepared each year by the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University, provides objective measures of the scale and scope of business regulations in 130 cities across 92 states, provinces, and federal districts of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
    Jon Guze, October 5, 2020
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    Lottery winnings save business that Gov. Cooper destroyed

    WRAL has the story (along with some spin), Six months after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered his Fayetteville hair salon, Jeffrey Yi said a lottery jackpot will help him reopen it. Yi won nearly $1.25 million in last Thursday’s Cash 5 drawing. After required federal and state tax withholdings, he…
    Terry Stoops, September 30, 2020
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    Chamber of Commerce backs Dems despite destructive minimum wage stance

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon documents a leading national business group’s dubious political calculation. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is endorsing 18 House Democrats who voted in favor of raising the federal minimum wage to $15, a policy the business group said would cost the country…
    Mitch Kokai, September 4, 2020
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    GA Considers Taking Options from People in Financial Straits

    The response to the COVID-19 outbreak has caused an economic downturn in America. Many businesses and families will likely have to make difficult choices about their finances for months – potentially years – to come. One option available to many North Carolinians is debt settlement, a private alternative to filing…
    Brenee Goforth, September 4, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Gym owners take matters into their own hands

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” discusses N.C. gym owners’ decisions to defy Gov. Roy Cooper and reopen their facilities. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online about the COVID-19 lockdown’s negative impact on N.C. music venues. Donald van der Vaart’s Daily Journal argues that excess deaths during the pandemic are likely tied to government lockdowns and restrictions.
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest reopening plan could leave N.C. bars high and dry. The Daily Journal highlights a Charlotte grandmother who’s going to court to help save Opportunity Scholarships.
    Mitch Kokai, September 1, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Gym owners blast lawmaker who voted against them four times

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” discusses a recent social media furor involving N.C. gym owners and a lawmaker who voted against their businesses reopening. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, August 27, 2020