Economy


Cheri Beasley sits at a table in a restaurant with potential supporters in Durham, NC.
With Abortion, Voting Rights At Stake, Here’s What You Need to Know About NC’s US Senate Primary

The race is shaping up to be a battle between Trump and everyone else in North Carolina’s Republican Party. 

President Joe Biden on Thursday looks at Spot, a Boston Dynamics robotic dog, during a tour with professor Sun Yi, right, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in Greensboro, N.C. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In North Carolina, Biden Touts Historically Black College NC A&T as Model for Economic Recovery

Against the backdrop of a Russian invasion in Ukraine that’s exacerbated economic issues, the president calls for renewed investments.

Record levels of inflation have Americans scrambling to make ends meet while corporate profits soar.
Grocery Store Prices Are Up, But So Are Corporate Profits

North Carolinians are wringing their hands over the still-increasing costs of living while businesses, as a whole, are raking it in. 

Students at NC State University board buses near the Raleigh campus. (Image via Shutterstock.)
Get Ready for More Electric Buses and Public Transit Options in NC’s Small Towns 

Nearly $177 million is headed to North Carolina to buy energy-efficient buses, update transportation centers, and prop up rural public transportation systems. 

A push to stop big banks from hitting its customers with overdraft charges is gaining momentum.
Big Banks Need to Quit It With the Overdraft Fees, NC’s Attorney General Says

NC Attorney General Josh Stein joins others in calling on banks to stop collecting overdraft fees, which disproportionately impact communities of color. 

With President Joe Biden's decision to delay federal student loan repayments until September, many in Congress are calling for cancellation of up to $50,000 per person of student loan debt. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘The Debt Is Too Damn High’: Student Loan Payments Paused Until Fall

The president announced an extended pause on student loan repayment, as NC's Alma Adams and nearly 100 Democrats in Congress call for debt cancellation.

FILE - A motorist fuels a vehicle at an Exxon station  in Littleton, Colo.  (Photo via AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
Soaring Prices at the Pump Matched by Soaring Profits for Gas Company Execs

Gas is becoming a luxury as prices spike to $4.18 a gallon in North Carolina,  while major oil companies and their investors’ profits go sky-high.