New CFPB Rule Makes Personal Injury Attorneys the Real Winners

Personal injury lawyers stand to be the real winners of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) new rule that prohibits companies from using mandatory arbitration clauses in their contracts. While the CFPB claims this anti-arbitration rule was set to protect consumers, the reality is the...

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Bad Acting Personal Injury Lawyers Must be Stopped

For far too long, bad acting personal injury lawyers have abused our legal system, taking advantage of vulnerabilities through unethical legal practices. Specifically related to asbestos bankruptcy trust claims, these personal injury attorneys have hidden evidence of exposure in order to “double d...

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Modernizing NAFTA Should Improve Protections for American Businesses

Ahead of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations that are slated to begin this week, the NC Chamber joined more than 100 organizations in calling on the Trump Administration to preserve and improve investment protections as part of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS)....

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NC Needs to Prioritize Early Literacy

50%. That’s the number of millennials in the United States that failed to demonstrate proficient literacy in 2015. Considering millennials make up the largest generation in the country’s workforce, that’s a scary number. It’s no wonder job creators are battling a growing skills gap. If half ...

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Queen City Express Makes First Trip

50%. That’s the number of millennials in the United States that failed to demonstrate proficient literacy in 2015. Considering millennials make up the largest generation in the country’s workforce, that’s a scary number. It’s no wonder job creators are battling a growing skills gap. If half ...

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Recent Poll Shows Americans Support Higher Insurance Rates Based on Lifestyle

Prior to the recent health care showdown on Capitol Hill, Gallup released a new poll showing that Americans back higher insurance rates for individuals with certain lifestyles over others. Specifically, the poll showed that 59% of Americans believe it would be ok for an insurer to charge smokers hig...

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Latest Environmental Report Moves the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Forward

After a rigorous three-year review process, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently released its Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, giving the project a favorable review. After an exhaustive review of more than 150,000 pages of regulatory filings an...

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Bipartisan Legislation Expanding GI Bill Benefits Will Aid Workforce Readiness

This year, the NC Chamber dedicated its 75th Annual Meeting to the brave men and women who serve in our nation’s military, honoring their sacrifice and indispensable contributions to North Carolina’s economy. With hundreds of thousands of well-trained veterans ready to find their place in the pr...

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Proposed Regulation Would Impose Undue Burden on Manufacturers, Retailers and Consumers

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is actively considering a proposed regulation that will impose undue burdens on manufacturers, retailers and consumers should it be put into effect. Specifically, the rule will require a mandatory standard for table saws, where all table saws sold i...

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