Stories tagged: "economy"


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. 

The gender pay gap is even worse for women of color. Equal Pay Day was conceived to show how long women must work to earn what men made by Dec. 31 of the previous year.
Today is Equal Pay Day. But Not for Black, Native, and Latina Women.

Equal Pay Day was started to raise awareness about the gender wage gap. But research shows race also plays an outsized role in earnings.

The streets of rural Black Mountain, NC. Growth in North Carolina's cities has overshadowed declining population and economy in some of NC's rural areas. (Shutterstock)
North Carolina’s Growth Hides Big Problem for Smaller Counties

Massive growth in Charlotte and Raleigh is hiding real pain for many of North Carolina’s rural counties. 

President Joe Biden shakes hands with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., after delivering his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington as Vice President Kamala Harris applauds. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP)
The Battles At Home and Abroad: 5 Takeaways from Biden’s First State of the Union

The nation faces the most tumultuous times since World War II. Here’s what the president had to say about meeting the challenge.

President Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, speaks before signing the American Rescue Plan in 2021, a coronavirus relief package (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
As Biden Preps State of the Union, Here’s What One NC Woman Had to Say About His Performance

Infrastructure, racial justice, and the economy were major topics as the Washington Post interviewed Biden supporters on his first year.

A federal program rolled into the American Rescue Plan offers help to homeowners at risk of losing their homes amid the pandemic. (Shutterstock)
Foreclosures Are Going Up. Here’s How to Get Help To Stay in Your Home.

A fund created through the American Rescue Plan offers up to $40,000 for homeowners who risk losing their homes because of pandemic related hardships. 

A new study from researchers, including a Duke University team, found some astounding impacts on babies when poor mothers are given cash aid. (Shutterstock)
This Study Might Prove the Child Tax Credit Helps Babies in Poor Families

Researchers tested the benefits of giving cash to low-income moms. The results are astounding.