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Another Study Confirms That Taxes And Regulations Aren’t Holding Back Job Creation
A favorite GOP talking point is that a slew of regulation and taxes are preventing employers from creating jobs, which explains the stubbornly high unemployment rate. “By pursuing a steady repeal of job-destroying regulations, we can help lift the cloud of uncertainty hanging over small and large employers alike, empowering them to hire more workers,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). “Business owners are reluctant to create jobs today if they’re going to need to pay more tomorrow to comply with onerous new regulations,” claimed Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME). But a new study from the San Francisco Federal Reserve finds that this line of thinking is largely bunk: Think Progress
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Why Frontier Airlines is adding service at NC's PTI
The move by Frontier Airlines Inc. to add nonstop flights from Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro to its Denver hub is an effort to fill a niche in the region for service to destinations out West. Triangle Business Journal
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Texas Congressman Invites Ted Nugent, Who Threatened The President’s Life, To The State Of The Union
Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) has announced that he would be bringing musician and conservative loudmouth Ted Nugent to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Think Progress
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Virginia Cuts State Employees’ Hours To Avoid Providing Obamacare Coverage
As part of his state’s new budget, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) and his administration are trying to force potentially tens of thousands of public sector employees in the state to work fewer hours so that the government can avoid providing them health care. Think Progress
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What It's Going to Take to Claw Back Middle Class Wealth from the 1%
If you truly care about economic justice, then you've got to worry about the precipitous decline of labor unions in the United States. Just take a look at these two charts. The first shows the rise and decline of union membership in the private sector from the depths of the Great Depression to today. You can clearly see that unions were a very big deal from the mid-1930s to the early 1980s. By 1953, more than one out of three American workers were members of private sector unions. That means there was a union member in nearly every family. Alternet
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Maker's Mark defends watered-down bourbon
Increased taxes. Unemployment still high. Gas prices out of control. And now Maker's Mark is betraying us all. Maker's Mark bourbon is being watered down slightly to stretch supplies of the liquor, but chairman emeritus Bill Samuels Jr. said in a letter posted Monday on Maker's Mark website that the weaker drink tastes the same. The Oklahoman
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USFL announces minor league football team in Alabama -- this time not in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The United States Football League announced today an agreement with a real estate company to build a mid-sized football stadium and commercial development for an Alabama franchise. al.com
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5 things to watch for in the State of the Union
President Barack Obama on Tuesday gets his second high-profile opportunity in less than a month to set the agenda for his second term. The president views the speech as finishing a thought that began with the Inauguration, aides say, with a deeper focus on job creation and the economy but no shortage of attention to the controversial social issues that top his to-do list. Politico
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Tennessee Senate approves guns-in-parking-lots bill
NASHVILLE — After four years of debate and opposition by many of Tennessee's largest employers, the state Senate on Monday night approved the guns-in-parking-lots bill. Commercial Appeal
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Barron’s high on FL-based CSX, says company poised for growth
Barron’s is urging investors to hop back on the CSX Corp. bandwagon, touting the company’s adjustments to the tumbling coal segment of its business. Jacksonville Business Journal
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