Economy (page 94)

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    The Wrong Entrepreneurship

    Robert Litan and Ian Hathaway began three years ago to examine why fewer new businesses are being created. Their first attempt to explain things in 2014 found that slowing population growth and business consolidation were the two main factors. They acknowledged policy differences could have independent roles and could also contribute to population…
    Joseph Coletti, June 13, 2017
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    JLF’s Becki Gray Explains Unfairness Of Targeted Incentives

    Level the field for all businesses and industries. That’s Becki Gray’s message to host Joe Stewart on “Bottom Line.” Watch Becki here.
    Donna Martinez, June 12, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Affordable Care Act customers with Blue Cross Blue Shield policies could see their premiums jump another 23 percent in the next year. Katherine Restrepo explores the reason for the projected price increase and offers ideas for reducing health care costs during the next edition of Carolina…
    Mitch Kokai, June 9, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to call for a special two-week legislative session for election redistricting. Alex Contarino’s Daily Journal highlights North Carolina’s apprenticeship program.
    Mitch Kokai, June 8, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal Online on the unusual alliance pushing an energy bill through the N.C. House. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how political views shape people’s attitudes toward trade.
    Mitch Kokai, June 7, 2017
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    Court case could give right-to-work protections to public workers nationwide

    Mailee Smith of the Illinois Policy Institute describes a court case from the Prairie State that could have a major national impact. It would extend right-to-work protections. Twenty-eight states have Right-to-Work laws, which means government workers can choose for themselves whether to financially support a union. But in…
    Mitch Kokai, June 6, 2017
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    Trump’s early economic report card does nothing to impress Barron’s ‘Economic Beat’ writer

    Gene Epstein of Barron’s explores the early economic news from Donald Trump’ presidential administration. If, as is customary, economic performance under a new president starts in the second quarter of his first year in office, then Donald Trump has not yet had his first 100 days, but about…
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2017
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    Barron’s editorial page editor pans the president’s trade tweets

    Thomas Donlan of Barron’s explains why he is no fan of President Trump’s 140-character tirades about trade. In many tweets, Trump has fixated on having some foreign country pay for something: Mexico should pay for his wall; European countries should pay for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; China…
    Mitch Kokai, June 5, 2017