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Category: Uncategorized Waste Not, Want Not July 9, 2021

As visitors to a certain doughnut shop in Duck, North Carolina will tell you, everything is better with bacon — including their maple icing doughnut covered with chopped bacon and salted caramel drizzle. From barbecue and BLTs to the production of insulin and antibiotics, from the xenotransplantation of eyeballs and heart valves to rooting out truffles in the French countryside,

A Spotlight on Transparency July 3, 2021

There’s a pivotal scene in the 2015 film Spotlight when reporters from the Boston Globe, who are looking into claims of the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, stumble upon a revealing clue. They have been stonewalled for months by attorneys for the church and stymied by private financial settlements and non-disclosure agreements designed to keep the matter out

Tax Reform Fuels Economic Growth June 17, 2021

Big news hit this week in Raleigh: North Carolina’s revenues continue to grow, surpassing expectations by nearly $2 billion, which is a promising development for another round of tax reform in the General Assembly. As currently written, House Bill 334 not only lowers the individual income tax rate and increases the standard deduction, it both eliminates the corporate income tax

A Notorious Hedge Fund Eyes Duke June 8, 2021

Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported that  Elliott Management Corporation, one of the oldest and wealthiest hedge funds in the world, had acquired a stake in Duke Energy. Duke, headquartered in Charlotte, provides electricity to nearly eight million customers spanning six states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Florida. It is the third largest energy provider in