Stories tagged: "inflation"


Sandy Smith, Republican candidate for U.S. House District 1 from North Carolina, speaks to the crowd at former President Donald Trump's rally Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, in Wilmington, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
5 Things To Know About Embattled NC Congressional Candidate Sandy Smith

The eastern North Carolina candidate has former President Trump’s endorsement, but she’s been dogged by controversy.

In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo, Rep. Ted Budd, R-NC, answers questions from the media at his election party in Bermuda Run, N.C.  Budd is running for the U.S. Senate this fall. (AP Photo/Woody Marshall, File)
Ted Budd ‘Chose Corporations Over Families’ By Voting Against Climate Change Bill

One of the state's top Democrats tackles U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd's vote against the Inflation Reduction Act, which addresses climate change and healthcare costs.

Yes, inflation is affecting power bills.
Utility Bills Soaring, NC? Here’s How to Get Help 

There are federal programs available for North Carolinians behind on their utility bills. Making your home more energy efficient is another way to save money. 

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? 

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Deficit Reduction, Lower Costs Cornerstone Of Biden Budget

Based on the Biden Budget proposed last month, it’s clear what the President values — deficit reduction, a fairer tax code, and lower costs.

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. 

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.