Economy (page 90)

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    Sears and capitalism

    Editors at USA Today use the sad story of Sears during this holiday season to remind us about the role of capitalism. The company that’s mostly an afterthought this Black Friday or Cyber Monday should have been positioned to thrive in the digital age, not surrender to it.
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2017
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    Summarizing Fed concerns

    Randall Forsyth of Barron’s considers the economic data driving decisions at the Federal Reserve. Central bankers today seem to be equally scared of a chimera—inflation that stubbornly refuses to rise to their desired 2% level. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, for instance, has described persistent, sub-2% inflation as…
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2017
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    Elon Poll Asks N.C. Voters About Our Economic Future

    Looks like North Carolina voters are upbeat about the economy.    …
    Donna Martinez, November 27, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A recent Elon Poll confirms what many of us see in our daily interactions: stark partisan divides on many of today’s key political issues. Rick Henderson dissects the poll’s key findings during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jonathan Kappler discusses his new role as executive…
    Mitch Kokai, November 24, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new survey that shows a partisan split on business issues within the N.C. General Assembly. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how contrasting views about the size and scope of government drive partisan divisions.
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2017
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    Looking for the ‘recovery babies’

    Robert VerBruggen of National Review Online searches in vain for signs that American families are growing again. It was no surprise when fertility dropped following the Great Recession. In the developed world, there’s a pretty consistent relationship between the economy and childbearing: The two rise and fall together.
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello of Carolina Journal Online profiles YouthBuild, a program that teaches job skills to at-risk teens. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal warns of complacency within North Carolina’s public charter school movement.
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2017
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    Competition Watch: Home Delivery Heats Up as December Rush Nears

    December is a critical month for UPS and FedEx as the two giants go head to head delivering packages. And while home delivery is great for consumers, turns out that the booming market is “relatively unprofitable” for industry, according to Fortune. Home drop-offs typically involve just one or two…
    Donna Martinez, November 20, 2017