Stories tagged: "economy"


King's Pepper Owner Gail Jennings created an award-winning dry spice blend, made from a centuries-old West African recipe. (Image from King's Pepper)
Sweets, Spices, and a More Inclusive Wine Community: Here Are 8 Women-Owned Businesses to Shop in Durham

We talked to some of our favorite women-owned businesses about what's inspiring them, what they're listening to, and where they're shopping.

The co-owner of Trophy Brewing Company, a popular brewery and restaurant in Raleigh, on how the Inflation Reduction Act will help his business be more environmentally friendly. (Image via Trophy Brewing's Facebook page)
Our North Carolina Restaurant Wants to Do More to Fight Climate Change. The Inflation Reduction Act Will Help.

A Raleigh brewery and restaurant owner on President Biden and Democrats' big climate change bill, which includes billions of dollars in incentives for businesses to invest in clean energy.

President Joe Biden at NC A&T University in April. On Wednesday, Biden announced that he would deliver on a campaign promise, canceling student debt for many Americans. The move could have significant impacts in N.C., which has the seventh-highest average debt in the nation, according to Lending Tree. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden Cancels Student Debt For Tens of Millions of Americans, Delivering on a Campaign Promise. Here’s What’s In His Order. 

North Carolina has the seventh-highest average debt in the nation. So the move might have a significant impact here.

President Joe Biden hands the pen he used to sign the Democrats' landmark climate change and health care bill to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., watches in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
5 Ways Democrats Have Helped North Carolina Under Biden’s Leadership

The Biden administration and Democrats in Congress have passed an array of bills aiming to improve the U.S. economy and infrastructure, invest in physical and mental health, and combat climate change.

President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One with his son Hunter Biden at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. The president and his allies enjoyed one of their most positive weeks of his term so far, including the passage of a major climate change and healthcare bill called the Inflation Reduction Act. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Here’s How the Inflation Reduction Act Helps North Carolina Families

The Democratic-led government has passed a once-in-a-generation bill to lower healthcare costs, fight climate change, and increase taxes on big corporations.

A new analysis shows that even in the state's poorest of counties, wages aren't keeping up with the cost of living. (Shutterstock)
Here’s How Much a Single NC Parent with One Kid Needs to Earn to Barely Make Ends Meet

Even in the state's most rural counties, there's a big difference between what people are earning and what they need to survive.

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.