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The economy: So, how we (really) doin’ ?

“How’m I doin’?” — campaign slogan for former NYC mayor Ed Koch _____________ It’s always good to stop, take a deep breath and assess things.  If you believe the NCGOP, North Carolina’s economy is booming.  If you believe the Democrats, the Four Horsemen of The…

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Smoke and Mirrors with the unemployment rate

“Great News on Jobs” crowed The Washington Post.  The government reports that 236,000 jobs were “created” in February and the unemployment rate fell from 7.9 to 7.7 percent.  But is it really great news?  Especially since we need in the ballpark of 350,000 new jobs…