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U.S., U.K. to lift harmful tariffs on steel, spirits

The United States and United Kingdom are ending a host of costly tariffs, effective June 1, on a number of products, including whiskey. The deal allows historically based sustainable volumes of U.K. steel and aluminum products to enter the U.S. market without the application of Section 232 tariffs, the White House says in a news...

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N.C.’s Right to Work law turns 75, experts weigh in on workers’ rights

North Carolina on Friday, March 18, will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its Right to Work law.  The purpose and meaning of Right to Work are explained in a new report, “Pro-Worker, Pro-Growth Making Right-to-Work Permanent in North Carolina,” by F. Vincent Vernuccio and available on the website of the John Locke Foundation, which commissioned...

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Biden, Lawmakers agree to cut off Russian oil, but not how to replace it 

Even though gas prices now surpass $5 a gallon in many areas of the country, $4.13 in North Carolina, leaders from both sides of the aisle agree it’s time to cut off Russian oil. But President Joe Biden and Democrats seem more inclined to replace the nation’s Russian oil supply with oil from Venezuela and...

David Larson
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Former Hardee’s CEO Andy Puzder decries impact of ‘woke’ capitalism

In a market-based economy, businesses aim to sell products and offer services at the best value for the customer. But customers and the economy as a whole suffer when business leaders inject a political agenda into their calculations. Andy Puzder served more than 16 years as CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of Hardee’s...

Mitch Kokai
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‘Price gouging’ law leads to misinformation, uninformed reporting

Editor’s note: This story was updated Wednesday afternoon to reflect comments from the office of AG Josh Stein. N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein is getting a slew of complaints from consumers over ever-rising gas prices.  Residents say owners of gas stations are unnecessarily inflating prices to take advantage of supply disruptions because of the war...

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Offshore wind turbines interfere with ships’ radar, ability to navigate, study finds 

Gov. Roy Cooper and the Biden administration want to make North Carolina carbon neutral by 2050, and President Biden’s ambitious plans to combat climate change lean heavily on offshore wind generation. The turbines could be a problem for fishermen. North Carolina’s fishing industry has largely been cautious in criticizing the wind turbines, saying it wants...

David Larson
Opinion

Consumers know what they want, and they don’t want Russian vodka

A ban on Russian vodka, a move by many U.S. states and countries, is wholly symbolic. We, as Amercians and North Carolinians, don’t drink Russian vodka. Why would we? It generally doesn’t taste better and, actually, is mass-produced and probably more watered down than liquor made in smaller batches, most especially products made in North...

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