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    Snapshot of the Day: Wage Growth

    Deroy Murdock of National Review points us to wage growth data, which goes against a prevailing media/progressive narrative about today’s economy. He writes: Never mind the liberal lies. Hard data reveal this reality. The Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank’s monthly Wage Growth Tracker shows that…
    Donna Martinez, January 13, 2020
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    Ten jobs that are safe from robots

    If you are ready to launch a career or start a new one, this Hechinger Report article is for you! Here are ten jobs that are safe from robots: • Automotive body and glass repairs • Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians…
    Terry Stoops, September 18, 2018
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    “it prices those with the lowest skill levels out of the labor market.”

    Richard Craver of the Winston-Salem Journal reports on new laws in a number of states that mandate an increase in the minimum wage. North Carolina remains at $7.25 per hour. Our Mitch Kokai offers perspective on the policy debate. “A government-mandated minimum wage — at any level — constitutes…
    Donna Martinez, January 2, 2018
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    Bank of America CEO is Right About Need To Improve Economic Mobility

    Our Joe Coletti writes there are better ways to address economic mobility than those currently being considered in Charlotte. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force diagnosed some of the right problems—the impact of segregation, the need for social capital, the importance of family stability, early childhood, education, and work—but…
    Donna Martinez, December 15, 2017
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    Triad at Full Employment? Mitch Kokai Weighs In On Drop in Unemployment Rate.

    Richard Craver of the Winston-Salem Journal reports on the drop of the unemployment rate in the Triad to an 11 1/2-year low of 4% in September. Most economists agree that North Carolina’s economy typically rides on the coattails of the national economy, which had a 4.2 percent jobless rate…
    Donna Martinez, November 3, 2017
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    Local Congressman’s Op-Ed in Lincoln County paper

    Lincoln County is near Charlotte and in the district of one of North Carolina’s congressmen.  Patrick McHenry wrote an op-ed and it was published in the Lincoln-Times News.  I pulled some excerpts from the article, but if you want to read the entire article, click here. Last…
    Sarah Curry, September 30, 2014
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    What’s the Biggest Problem for Small Businesses?

    According to a new Gallup Poll, “Small-business owners in the United States are most likely to say complying with government regulations (22%) is the most important problem facing them today, followed by consumer confidence in the economy (15%) and lack of consumer demand (12%).” That’s surprising even to me…
    Daren Bakst, October 25, 2011
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    Obama visits NC – Will revisits Obama

    George Will’s latest column is brilliant.  It is difficult to pick one passage to highlight here.  I’ll do it anyway. During the debt-ceiling debate, The New York Times, liberalism’s bulletin board, was aghast that Republicans risked causing the nation to default on its debt. Now two Times columnists endorse…
    Terry Stoops, September 14, 2011