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    And the Meck Deck wishes you adieu

    The Meck Deck is being folded into the John Locke Foundation’s main blog, The Locker Room. You can still catch me blogging there… And I’ll leave you with this:…
    Michael Lowrey, December 31, 2015
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    And speaking of American Airlines…

    From media reports, you might get the idea that US Airways has been fully absorbed into American Airlines. That’s true… except that you have former US Airways crews flying formerly US Airways aircraft almost exclusively on formerly US Airways routes from formerly US Airways hubs with those formerly US Airplanes…
    Michael Lowrey, December 31, 2015
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    American Airlines' airport lease is up for renewal

    Earlier this week, the Charlotte Observer ran a lengthy piece (1,500 word +) on negotiations between American Airlines and the city about terms for a new lease for the airline out at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The article provides two bits of information that we didn’t have before: •…
    Michael Lowrey, December 31, 2015
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    2015 Belk Bowl attendance

    46,423, with the wet weather obviously killing the walk-up crowd. That’s up only a hair from the attendance in 2013 (45,211 for Cincinnati – UNC) and 2014 (45,671 for Georgia – Louisville). N.C. State has previously drawn well in Charlotte — drawing about 58,000 in both their previous bowl…
    Michael Lowrey, December 31, 2015
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    Bob Rucho speaks

    To Carolina Journal about tax reform, saying that: “During the short session one of my goals would be to increase the zero bracket, which is the standard deduction, and that could be from $15,500 to $17,500,” said Rucho, who has announced he will retire at the end of…
    Michael Lowrey, December 30, 2015
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    Raleigh soccer ambitions

    Seems that Charlotte isn’t the only city with a minor-league soccer team owner with major league ambitions. Per the Raleigh News & Observer: The Carolina Hurricanes aren’t moving to downtown Raleigh any time soon, but don’t rule out professional soccer. Raleigh leaders envision an entertainment and sports center on…
    Michael Lowrey, December 29, 2015
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    The problems with driverless cars

    As Bloomberg reports, driverless cars are currently just a little bit too good of a driver: They obey the law all the time, as in, without exception. This may sound like the right way to program a robot to drive a car, but good luck trying to merge onto…
    Michael Lowrey, December 29, 2015
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    If you’re going to the Panthers game on Sunday…

    Be advised that the game time has been changed to a 4:25pm kickoff.
    Michael Lowrey, December 28, 2015