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Brian McNicoll

Local governments should beware that when they pass exorbitant minimum wage laws, they might be giving up a lot in tax revenue. Minimum wage laws have driven up costs for hotels and motels and thus driven away customers from those…

President Trump’s decision to help Chinese telecom giant ZTE “get back into business” sent people on both sides of the aisle to their copies of “The Art of the Deal” to find the chapter on removing the trade death penalty…

You heard it here first: Banks could become the next video stores or blacksmith shops. They are large, often immobile businesses that move slowly to adapt and have survived to this point thanks to a significant degree of help from…

There’s stretching benefit of the doubt to the limit, and then there’s this. On Nov. 29, 2016, Vectren, an Indiana-based electric company that serves Indiana and parts of western Ohio, filed documents with state regulators regarding its plan to close…

It’s become clear we won’t be privatizing the Postal Service anytime soon. A proposal to fix it then privatize it — part of a package of reforms suggested by President Trump’s task force to reorganize government — was roundly trashed by…

Local governments should beware that when they pass exorbitant minimum wage laws, they might be giving up a lot in tax revenue. Minimum wage laws have driven up costs for hotels and motels and thus driven away customers from those…

President Trump’s decision to help Chinese telecom giant ZTE “get back into business” sent people on both sides of the aisle to their copies of “The Art of the Deal” to find the chapter on removing the trade death penalty…

Puerto Rico was in the news constantly after being leveled by two hurricanes last fall. The response was slower than for other hurricanes. The Cajun Navy could not reach Puerto Rico. Contractors, like the now-notorious Whitefish, were hired for jobs…

White space is your friend, as page designers all know. Now, it could be the friend of rural internet users as well. Chairman Ajit Pai said at a House Communications Subcommittee meeting the FCC “will be aggressive about freeing up…

President Trump could use the boost that would come with draining a prominent swamp, and there happens to be one now that could use it. Elon Musk, the owner of SolarCity, Tesla, and SpaceX — among other government-sponsored businesses —…

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