Economy (page 92)

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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
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    Venezuela’s lingering problems

    Dimitra DeFolis explains in a Barron’s column why Russian and Chinese efforts to prop up the Venezuelan economy are likely to have no more than a short-term impact. It was Russia to the rescue as Venezuela slipped into default on Nov. 13 for not paying two U.S.-dollar debt…
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the goals of National Apprenticeship Week. Julie Tisdale’s Daily Journal offers another firsthand example of problems linked to North Carolina’s certificate-of-need restrictions on medical facilities and equipment.
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017
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    US Postal Service Loses $2.7 Billion

    Federalnewsradio.com has the disturbing financial data about the US Postal Service: Despite the continued growth of its package delivery business, USPS ended fiscal 2017 with a $2.7 billion loss, down from a $5.6 billion loss in fiscal 2016. Postmaster Megan Brennan weighed in on the future: Amid the harsh reality of…
    Donna Martinez, November 16, 2017
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    In Asheville, the market is working

    This is why I love the market. Uber and Lyft introduced something new.  All of a sudden, consumers had an alternative to taxis, and given the success that these ride sharing services have had, it appears that consumers love the model.  Of course, the losers were taxi companies, and many…
    Julie Tisdale, November 16, 2017
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    More Wisdom From Dr. Mike Munger of Duke

    It’s always a treat to talk with Dr. Mike Munger. You’ll always learn something new. This time you’ll learn something about our namesake, John Locke. Take a minute to check with Dr. Munger and our Mitch Kokai.
    Donna Martinez, November 16, 2017
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    The future of trade

    Caitlin Cain and Paul Aucoin explain in a Washington Examiner column why “America must not turn its back on trade.” While trade advocates are convening in New Orleans to champion the state’s culture of trade, our leaders in Washington are debating the future of trade policies that directly…
    Mitch Kokai, November 16, 2017