Jobs and economy (page 381)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    This week’s Carolina Journal Online Friday interview features a conversation with Jesse Helms Center Free Enterprise Fellow Peter Frank about the crossroads he’s identified for the American economy. Kristen Blair’s guest Daily Journal explores some recent scandals surrounding public school standardized testing programs.
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2011
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    American Jobs Act: Greens looking for green

    President Obama’s “American Jobs Act” includes a provision that requires states to “give priority to the use of green [building] practices.” PART I – ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS SEC. 225. STATE AND LOCAL APPLICATIONS. (F) a description of how the State will give priority to the use…
    Terry Stoops, September 15, 2011
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    If President Obama really wants to help create jobs …

    As the president visits North Carolina today, Byron York highlights for Washington Examiner readers the impact of the Obama administration’s efforts to curb overregulation: The number and scope of federal regulations, along with the costs of those regulations and the number of federal regulators,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2011
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    Think an overly extended welfare state doesn’t matter?

    It’s not just my Hungarian heritage that leads me to highlight a Bloomberg Businessweek article about great-grandfather Kokai’s homeland. Wielding scythes and pitchforks, about 30 men and women hack through brambles on a hillside above the Hungarian village of Gyöngyöspata. With the nearest road more than…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2011
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    National publication puts Moynihan on the spot again

    The latest Bloomberg Businessweek features a less-than-flatttering cover photo of an apparently worried Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan, and the article associated with that cover questions whether it’s possible to save the Charlotte-based bank. Announced on Aug. 25, [Warren] Buffett’s purchase of $5…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2011
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    Obama’s stimulus, er, jobs act obliterates federalism

    President Obama will be in the Triangle again Wednesday, touting his American Jobs Act, which, at a price tag of $477 billion, is supposed to stimulate the economy more than the $824 billion American Reinvestment and Recovery Act could not. The White House has helpfully broken down the bill’s…
    Rick Henderson, September 13, 2011
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    Should confusion about Fed policy prompt a change?

    Economist Josh Hendrickson of the University of Mississippi suggests in a new National Review Online column that politicians’ apparent confusion about the impact of Federal Reserve monetary policies stems at least in part from the way in which the Fed conducts its business. Hendrickson urges that the Fed…
    Mitch Kokai, September 13, 2011
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    Durham gains from Raleigh’s hostility to food trucks

    This Durham Herald-Sun article shows how Raleigh’s loss is Durham’s gain. City Council members Thomas Crowder and John Odom valiantly tried to guard the city gates, then hurled sour grapes as the pro-truck crowd rolled right over them. “I don’t think the city of Raleigh is going to fall…
    Michael Sanera, September 12, 2011