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  • How to Keep from Catching COVID-19 While Traveling

    Travel Daily News September 28, 2021 COVID-19 and its assorted variants aren’t the only health risks travelers face when jetting in and out of and domestic and foreign destinations. As businesspeople and recreational tourists begin hitting the road again, the travel industry provides several tips......

  • Congress Should’ve Killed the Debt Limit a Long Time Ago. Here’s What it Should Do Now.

    CNN Business (Opinion) October 12, 2021 Recent Congressional drama over the debt ceiling has sparked calls for changing the century-old federal financing process. The current situation “sets a legal maximum of the nation’s debt, and once the limit is reached, the government can only spend......

  • Alliance Formed to Market Eastern NC

    Mount Olive Tribune October 13, 2021 A new partnership aims to ignite job creation in the heart of Eastern North Carolina. Greene, Lenoir and Wayne counties have joined with the Global TransPark, a unit of the NC Department of Transportation, to form the NC Global......

  • Energy Crisis Is ‘Revenge of Old Economy,’ Goldman Sachs Says

    Bloomberg Markets YouTube Video September 28, 2021 The focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investments has created under-capitalization of hydrocarbon-based energy sources just as wind and solar see unprecedented interest from investors. The situation will lead to high prices for oil and natural gas......

  • What Progress is North Carolina Making on its Attainment Goal?

    EdNC September 23, 2021 Fewer than one-third of North Carolina students attain post-secondary degrees or credentials, a figure that puts the state on a collision course with downrange workforce needs. The ambitious target set in 2019 by myFutureNC — having two million North Carolinians between......

  • Less Government, More Employment

    First Trust Outlook September 27, 2021 While some media reports claim the sunsetting of federal unemployment supplements by many states had no impact on job creation, analysts at First Trust believe the expiration nationally of the $300 weekly benefit boost could spark an employment boom.......

  • Medicaid Deal Will Benefit NC, Virginia

    Greenville Reflector (Opinion) September 15, 2021 Thirty-eight states have tapped federal funds to expand Medicaid, the federal-state program that finances healthcare for the poor, elderly and low-income uninsured. While a bipartisan effort in Virginia has opened access to more than half a million residents lacking......

  • Model Train Display Features New CSX Hub

    Rocky Mount Telegram September 10, 2021 When CSX launches its Carolina Connector in October, the 330-acre site is expected to boost the state’s logistics and supply-chain economy. But those eager for a glimpse into how the new intermodal terminal will facilitate North Carolina commerce can......

  • Cooper Signs Bill Putting Distillers Closer to Par with Wineries, Breweries

    Carolina Journal September 10, 2021 Legislation passed by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Roy Cooper last week moves liquor distilleries into the same regulatory regime North Carolina breweries and wineries operate under.  HB 890 liberalizes rules for distillery tours and enables spirit makers......

  • Tech Job Openings Across NC Surge 40% as COVID Drives More Digital Adoption

    WRAL TechWire August 30, 2021 Home-based work arrangements and the need for secure computer networks have created a surge in demand for I/T workers in North Carolina. The NC Technology Association reports that as of July, the state had 40,576 available I/T jobs — a......