T-Mobile CEO John Legere can't pass up an opportunity to take a swipe at the competition.And he did not disappoint during his quarterly earnings chat with analysts last week, when the wisecracking executive lobbed a zinger based on a recent North Charleston event.The setup started with a “TEX Talks” forum that T-Mobile held Oct. 24-25 at its call center on Rivers Avenue, where other companies were invited to learn about a new customer-service approach called “Team of Experts.”Legere went to great lengths to include his chief competitors in the sessions, a spokeswoman said.“To get their attention, John flew a banner over Verizon’s HQ, sent a singing telegram to AT&T HQ (but they wouldn’t let us past the security desk) and projected an invite on a building across from Comcast HQ," she said in an email.Legere unveiled the Team of Experts concept in August during a visit to the North Charleston center, which is housed in an old Kmart … [Read more...] about T-Mobile rivals snub over-the-top invites to North Charleston event
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Here’s why the federal flood insurance program won’t pick up the slack. ByMary Williams Walsh Sept. 19, 2018 Some 31 million The math is simple, and the result is ugly: Many people affected by the storm are going to have to pay for repairs to their damaged homes out of their own If that sounds familiar, it’s because the same thing happened last year after Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston and, to a lesser extent, after Hurricanes Irma in Florida and Maria in Puerto Rico. Standard homeowners’ insurance does not cover flooding, but coverage is available from the federal government. Anybody can buy it, but not many Here’s why. Why do we have a National Flood Insurance Program? Congress established the program in 1968, hoping to lure insurance companies … [Read more...] about Millions of Carolina Homes Are at Risk of Flooding. Only 335,000 Have Flood Insurance.
Zeke Miller and Darlene Superville, Associated Press Updated 11:53 pm CDT, Friday, August 31, 2018 Now Playing: President Donald Trump says the prospect of a North Carolina drawing new districts weeks ahead of the November midterm election is "unfair." (Aug. 31) Media: Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump says the prospect of North Carolina drawing new congressional districts just weeks before the November midterm elections is "unfair." A panel of federal judges this week struck down the state's congressional map, saying Republican state legislators went too far in using political data to preserve GOP-held seats. The judges raised the possibility of drawing new districts by mid-September so they can be used in the Nov. 6 elections, or at least before the new Congress is seated in January. Republicans are objecting to the plan, which comes as the party — and Trump — fight to defend the GOP House majority. … [Read more...] about Trump says North Carolina redistricting ruling ‘unfair’
OGDEN — Both Kyle Andersen and Lisa Roskelley, vying in the June 26 primary for the District 7 Utah House seat, say they’d put the focus on scrutinizing how tax funds are spent. “We need to remember where it came from and spend it frugally,” said Andersen, picked last month by Weber County Republicans to fill the District 7 post to for the rest of Justin Fawson’s term after he stepped down from the seat. Assuring a pro-business environment is one of Andersen’s big concerns. “I think the biggest thing is we need to make sure we don’t adopt tax policies and other policies that aren’t friendly to business,” he said. For Roskelley — who regularly hears concerns about taxes from District 7 voters — it’s about assuring good stewardship of public funds and government transparency. “I think more than anything, people want to understand their taxes are well spent and they have a good line of … [Read more...] about North Ogden hopefuls for Utah House seat focus on tax stewardship, spending
THE TICKER Hours after House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the self-styled deficit warrior, announced his retirement yesterday, the Treasury Department reported collecting nearly $600 billion less than it spent in the first half of the fiscal year — an imbalance that swelled 14 percent over the same period the year before. The report was the latest in an armada of red flags flying over the country's troubled fiscal outlook. Just this week, the Congressional Budget Office said trillion-dollar deficits are on course to return as soon as 2020. By 2023, the federal government will shell out more just to service the interest on the national debt than on all military spending — an expense that’s set to triple over the next decade. “Whatever the fix is going to be, it needs to be something that’s pretty big,” CBO Director Keith Hall warned the Senate Budget Committee on Wednesday. This scary math is a cornerstone of Ryan’s … [Read more...] about The Finance 202: Paul Ryan’s scary math legacy