Business (page 7)

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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
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on criticism of solar energy output ratings. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights the link between economic freedom and business development.
    Mitch Kokai, May 20, 2019
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    Problem Solved!

    WCNC reports that, “The Unknown Brewery may have just accidentally broken an unofficial world record for locating a stolen vehicle.”  How did the Charlotte brewery accomplish that feat? It sent out a tweet offering a free keg party as a reward:   And it posted a similar message…
    Jon Guze, May 17, 2019
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    Protectionist tariffs panned

    Michael Tanner writes at National Review Online about the folly of protectionist tariffs. Conventional wisdom holds that it is the “elites” who are opposed to President Trump’s protectionist policies, including his recent ramp-up of tariffs on Chinese goods, and it is true, insofar as support for free trade…
    Mitch Kokai, May 16, 2019
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    The Voting Gender Gap

    Despite a media narrative that women are disadvantaged by a patriarchal society, women outperform men in a key exercise of freedom: voting. From Pew Research on voting trends: Both men and women turned out at record rates in the 2018 midterm election – mirroring historic turnout increases among…
    Donna Martinez, May 14, 2019
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    Forbes praises capitalism’s virtues

    Steve Forbes‘ latest contribution to Forbes magazine explains why “capitalism isn’t kaput.” HARDLY A DAY goes by without some eminence from business or finance proclaiming with furrowed brow and seeming sorrow that capitalism is in crisis and must be overhauled if it is to survive and not be…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2019
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    Some publication that I don’t read: NC 4th best state for business

    Chief Executive magazine says that North Carolina the 4th best state for business in 2019, one spot lower than last year.  Texas, Florida, and Tennessee are the top three states.  Illinois, New York, and California are the bottom three.
    Terry Stoops, May 8, 2019
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    Should investors care about the political giving of CEOs?

    A new working paper by Alma Cohen of Harvard, Roberto Tallarita of Harvard Law School, and Moshe Hazan and David Weiss of Tel-Aviv University finds CEOs of public companies tend to lean Republican and that public companies led by Republican CEOs tend to be less transparent in their political…
    Joseph Coletti, May 7, 2019