Business (page 6)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    N.C. craft brewers and beer distributors have reached a compromise to end a dispute over state restrictions on the brewers’ ability to expand their businesses. Rick Henderson discusses the compromise measure for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. You’ll also hear highlights from state Senate debate…
    Mitch Kokai, June 14, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. Senate consideration of a bill to relax restrictions on craft distilleries. The Daily Journal highlights a new report urging a cutback of federal aid to state and local governments.
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2019
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    The VP’s mischaracterization of tariffs

    According to VP Mike Pence, tariffs are “an exercise of economic power.” He’s wrong. They are an imposition of government power.
    Roy Cordato, June 10, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State senators emphasize state worker pay raises in their version of the next $23.9 billion state budget. Like their House counterparts, the Senate omitted any mention of Medicaid expansion. Joseph Coletti analyzes the Senate’s proposals for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart…
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the state treasurer’s response to the high-profile feud between Vidant Health and the UNC System. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges N.C. policymakers not to play favorites with business taxes.
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2019
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    More union shenanigans exposed

    Bill McMorris of the Washington Free Beacon highlights shady union activity on the left coast. A union allegedly forged a single mother’s signature to deduct money that helps her care for her disabled daughter, according to a lawsuit. Maria Quezambra of California filed a federal lawsuit seeking to…
    Mitch Kokai, May 29, 2019
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    Misreading minimum wage research

    Michael Strain writes at Bloomberg that advocates of a $15 minimum wage ought to take another look at the research literature. Several Democratic presidential candidates explicitly support a $15 national minimum wage. A bill that would legislate this has more than 200 Democratic co-sponsors in the House of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 28, 2019
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    Booming Economy = Labor Shortage = Innovative Pay Model

    The typical American worker is paid by his/her employer every two weeks or perhaps once a month. But the fast food restaurant industry is innovating in order to attract workers who have myriad options thanks to our incredibly low unemployment rate. Bloomberg reports: Restaurant chains are pulling out all…
    Donna Martinez, May 20, 2019