Business (page 6)

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    Trade war escalation would be a bad move

    Erin Dunne writes for the Washington Examiner about the economic damage that would be linked to a protracted trade war. Even as Trump champions a strong U.S. economy, the escalation of the tit-for-tat trade war will cause Americans even more economic pain and is not the best way…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Amid all the talk about Russian collusion, few people have paid much attention to possible links between the Russian government and environmental groups trying to influence American energy policy. Donald van der Vaart explains in the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio why he wrote a recent…
    Mitch Kokai, August 24, 2018
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    $240 Billion

    Interesting piece in The Atlantic that contends it’s so easy to shop, and stuff is so inexpensive, that we’re becoming a nation of hoarders. In 2017, Americans spent $240 billion—twice as much as they’d spent in 2002—on goods like jewelry, watches, books, luggage, and telephones and related communication equipment,…
    Donna Martinez, August 22, 2018
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    Warren’s corporate proposal labeled a ‘catastrophe’

    Samuel Hammond uses a National Review Online column to critique U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s latest proposal targeting American corporations. The ability of businesses to grow rapidly is a one of the most defining and precious features of the American economy. Amazon went from a fledgling online bookstore to…
    Mitch Kokai, August 21, 2018
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    Why haven’t people embraced free trade completely?

    Daniel Hannan has some ideas. He shares them with readers of a Competitive Enterprise Institute report on the undeniable benefits of free trade. What lies behind these fears? There are, I think, three explanations, one psychological, one aesthetic, and one political. First, the psychological objection. Free trade is…
    Mitch Kokai, August 20, 2018
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    Homebuilding Still Not Up to Par

    According to a new Zillow report: Although construction rates have been steadily rising – with June new home sales up 2.4 percent from a year ago – the U.S. is still building fewer single-family homes on a per capita basis than it did historically.
    Jon Guze, August 17, 2018
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    Amazon incentives in perspective

    Amazon’s recent announcement of a distribution center in Garner is one of thirteen so far this year, with more likely to be announced in the coming weeks and months ahead, joining locations in Alabama, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Washington. Incentive offers have differed from place to place, which suggests the…
    Joseph Coletti, August 17, 2018
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    Millennials and the post office

    Brendan Pringle writes for the Washington Examiner that the future of the U.S. Postal Service depends on millennials. In the fast-paced age of email, the United States Postal Service has found itself struggling to survive. While the rise of e-commerce has been a blessing, it hasn’t done enough…
    Mitch Kokai, August 17, 2018