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    Rock stars cash in to avoid Biden tax hike

    Bob Dylan. Lindsay Buckingham. Stevie Nicks. Bloomberg Businessweek reports these three are among the rock stars who’ve recently sold rights to their music. Dylan, who’s pushing 80, evidently has said no for years but recently decided to cash in with a $300 million deal. This kind of sale isn’t…
    Donna Martinez, February 25, 2021
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    Biden’s job-killing corporate tax hike explored

    Tyler Van Dyke of the Washington Examiner highlights one of the Biden administration’s especially bad ideas on the corporate tax front. President Biden’s plan to increase the corporate tax rate would weaken economic recovery and hurt competitiveness, according to a report from the Tax Foundation. Throughout the 2020…
    Mitch Kokai, February 25, 2021
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    A major North Carolina city is one of the top performers in the nation

    North Carolina is a beautiful state for myriad reasons. From the mountains to the coast, there’s so much to appreciate. Whether I’m hiking Grandfather Mountain or touring the USS North Carolina for the umpteenth time, there’s wonder to be found. Yet our landscapes and battleships aren’t the only ways our…
    Brooke Medina, February 24, 2021
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    Pressure mounts on Gov. Cooper

    Two press releases I received today show the increasing pressure on Gov. Roy Cooper to proactively end the shutdown of North Carolina public schools and allow bars and taverns to open at a higher capacity. ** First into my in-box is from N.C. Senate Republicans, specifically Sen. Deanna Ballard,…
    Donna Martinez, February 23, 2021
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    Minimum wage increases hurt the poor

    Two new studies confirm that a higher minimum wage would not be an unalloyed gain for low-wage workers. For their study, David Neumark and Peter Shirley “assembled the entire set of published studies in this literature and identified the core estimates that support the conclusions from each study, in most…
    Joseph Coletti, January 28, 2021
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    Biden’s $15 Minimum Wage: Who Wins and Who Loses

    President Joe Biden has proposed a $1.9 trillion relief package. As City Journal puts it, “Feel Good Now – Pay Later.” Columnist Allison Schrager keys in on a key component: a federal minimum wage hike to $15 per hour. The plan includes a national $15 minimum wage and elimination…
    Donna Martinez, January 19, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Carolina Journal Online reports on a new lawsuit from bar owners across North Carolina challenging the governor’s shutdown orders. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Christmas gifts aren’t wasteful.
    Mitch Kokai, December 23, 2020
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    Small business paying for COVD-19 pandemic

    John Romano offers Federalist readers a small business owner’s perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic. For almost 20 years now my wife, Laura, and I have run Link Paris, a small boutique French travel company. We’ve had our ups and downs, but we survived the great recession in 2008,…
    Mitch Kokai, December 21, 2020