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Businesses Breathe Sigh of Relief After Amazon Defeats Unions

Washington Examiner April 10, 2021 In a defeat for organized labor, workers at a Bessemer, Ala. Amazon facility voted 1,798-738 against unionizing. Unions were hopeful that an affirmative vote could help regenerate interest in the nation’s struggling labor movement. But for US Senator Bernie Sanders, the decision...

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Long Road Ahead to Budget Deal

Carolina Public Press April 1, 2021 Governor Roy Cooper’s $27.3 billion budget proposal released late last month includes pay raises and bonuses for teachers and school personnel and a $4.7 billion bond referendum for K-12, university and community college buildings, water and sewer infrastructure, and state cultural...

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Pandemic Puts Booming CEO Pay Under the Microscope

CNN Business March 19, 2021 Among the drastic changes that COVID-19 has brought to businesses in the last year is one that swings from left field: CEO pay. While many companies adjusted compensation in 2020 in response to the pandemic, CEO pay was largely altered at the...

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Pandemic Side Effect: America’s Backed Up Ports

Axios March 12, 2021 First the good news: the economy is getting better. But consumer demand – driven by vaccines, online commerce and stimulus checks – has created an historic backlog at the nation’s ports. There is a shortage of shipping containers, many of which idle as...

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She Said, She Said: An Interview with the Women of EDPNC

Business North Carolina (blog post) March 10, 2021 For Liz Isley, a grad school fellowship first exposed her to economic development and the challenges faced by municipalities and local organizations. “I fell in love with the work,” says Isley, who is now  International Trade Manager at the...

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Is This The End Of The Big City?

CNBC (YouTube Video) March 2, 2021 Those whose jobs allow the option of remote work are growing accustomed to not making the daily commute to the office. In fact, surveys find that one in five workers do not want to return to the workplace at all. What...

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