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America's central bank approved an historic interest rate hike Wednesday. But what does that mean for your groceries? (Shutterstock)
Here’s What the Historic Interest Rate Hike Has To Do With Your Groceries

 It’s the biggest single rate increase since Bill Clinton was president. But will it help? 

State leaders and labor advocates gathered in Raleigh in April to remember the 189 documented deaths that happened on the job in NC in 2020. That's the last year in which the full total is known. (Photo: NC State AFL-CIO)
189 NC Workers Died on the Job in 2020. Here’s How Labor Leaders Honored Them.

NC’s Labor Department and union leaders pledged to work together to improve worker safety and hold negligent companies responsible. 

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. 

In this March 13, 2020 file photo, unionized hospitality workers wait in line in a basement garage to apply for unemployment benefits at the Hospitality Training Academy in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
North Carolina Too Slow Delivering Pandemic Unemployment Checks, State Report Says

The state’s unemployment system , already has one of the most paltry in the nation, was unprepared to deal with the surge of need at the pandemic's start.

The American economy continues to strengthen and is nearly at pre-pandemic employment levels. (Image via Shutterstock).
Good News on the Job Front as Nation Nears Pre-Pandemic Employment Levels  

The United States, and North Carolina, are continuing to see steady improvements in the economy as more people find work. 

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about creating American jobs at an event at Durham Technical Community College in Durham Wednesday. (Photo via AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
VP Kamala Harris: North Carolinians Need Better Pay and Working Protections

North Carolina has historically been unfriendly toward unions. But it’s where Vice President Kamala Harris came to call for more union jobs as the nation rebuilds from the pandemic. 

North Carolina and the nation saw an uptick in the number of new jobs. (Image via Shutterstock.)
Lots of New Jobs Across the Country, But Rural North Carolina Lags

Americans saw a big jump in new jobs in January, but gaps for Black and rural North Carolinians persist.