Opinion: There’s a real economic divide in the US, and it’s not the gap between the South and the rest of the country

Opinion: There’s a real economic divide in the US, and it’s not the gap between the South and the rest of the country

As a transplant to North Carolina, the recent review of regional economic underperformance in The Wall Street Journal caught my eye. The basic thesis: Regional economic-development strategies based on undercutting other states with lower taxes and low wages has stopped working, and employers are focused on labor markets with educated workforces and humming cities. It’s…

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Women entrepreneurs and business executives say the abortion bans are harmful and terrible for business

Women entrepreneurs and business executives say the abortion bans are harmful and terrible for business

Hundreds of business leaders are publicly speaking out about the recent surge of new anti-abortion legislation, and female entrepreneurs told INSIDER they’re “angry and saddened” by what many see as an unprecedented assault on women’s health. In April and May alone, the governors of Louisiana, Ohio, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, and Alabama signed some of the…

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A US ally is furious and demanding answers from China after a ‘hit and run’ in the South China Sea

A US ally is furious and demanding answers from China after a ‘hit and run’ in the South China Sea

The Philippines is furiously demanding answers after an alleged “hit-and-run” incident in the South China Sea. The island nation claims that a Chinese fishing vessel rammed a Philippine ship, sank it, and then abandoned 22 Filipino fishermen in open water to drown. All the sailors were ultimately rescued by another ship nearby. The Philippines sent…

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