Needed Relief for Small Business

This week, the North Carolina House of Representatives Finance committee recommended two COVID-19-related bills (H.B. 1034 and H.B. 1039) which focus on small-business loans. Other benefits of the bills include easing unemployment-claim requirements and waiving tax-filing deadlines.

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Dems Da Rules

We have an update to our April 26 story “One Promise President Biden is Keeping,” which reported on a set of then-proposed rules by the federal Department of Education that would have a deleterious effect on the nation’s charter schools, whose 3.4 million students are 70% Black and Hispanic. In spite of a public comment period of just 35 days

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And Now the Good News

On Wednesday we reported some bad news about the national economy. We spoke at length about the highest levels of inflation seen in forty years and briefly about the decline in the gross domestic product (GDP) over the last two quarters, which has been, popularly speaking, a harbinger of recession. But despite the storm clouds from Washington, the skies are

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We’ve Got Good News & We’ve Got Bad News

First, the Bad News. There’s not much to smile about coming out of Washington these days. Last week, the economy entered a recession — following two straight quarters of negative growth — and the inflation rate keeps climbing higher. You’d be forgiven if you didn’t know (or can’t remember) what high inflation feels like; it’s now at levels not seen

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NC Leads the Nation in Best States for Business

North Carolina leads every state in the nation for business in 2022, according to both the cable news channel CNBC and Business Facilities, a leading media brand that specializes in the site selection marketplace. Last year, Site Selection Magazine named North Carolina its number-one business-friendly state. North Carolina placed first for business climate in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report, up

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