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Report: Ranking the states ready for the future digital economy

MultiBriefs May 28, 2020 Seth Sandronsky COVID-19 is changing how we make a living. Employment and gross domestic product are in free-fall. Amid the carnage, a new report has used metrics, from jobs to internet connectivity and the tech industry, to gauge the preparedness of 50 states and the District of Columbia for the future […]

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Is Obamacare a job-killer?

July 26, 2013 By Alain Sherter | CBS News (MoneyWatch) As Republicans in Congress continue trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, perhaps the most serious charge leveled against the health care law is that it is a “job-killer.” Critics say the ACA requirement that companies provide employees with health insurance is deterring employers from

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Duke Energy Carolinas reaches agreement on request to increase rates in South Carolina

July 23, 2013 GREENVILLE, S.C., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Duke Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy DUK -1.53% , has reached an agreement with the Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS), Wal-Mart, the S.C. Energy Users Committee and the S.C. Small Business Chamber of Commerce concerning the utility’s request to raise base

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Residential power bills to rise by more than 10 percent under Duke rate hike propos

July 23, 2013 By Rudolph Bell, Greenvilleonline.com Power bills for homeowners and renters would increases lightly more than 10 percent over two years – much more than business customers –under a proposed settlement of Duke Energy’s third rate hike in South Carolina since 2010. The settlement, which the state Public Service Commission will have to

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Business, environmental groups meet in Charleston, call for action on rising sea levels

July 16, 2013 By David Slade | Charleston Post and Courier With dire warnings about the impacts on the Charleston-area coast as sea levels continue to rise, environmental and business groups renewed their call for action to address climate change Tuesday at White Point Garden. “We have withstood hurricanes and invasions, but can we withstand

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