April 24, 2008 -
It appears either Georgia or Mississippi will be the first state to carry out the death penalty after last week's Supreme Court decision:
Georgia first execution in nearly a year set for May 6
April 22, 2008 -
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released unemployment figures for March 2008. Since March 2007, unemployment has increased by more than 11% around the South, from an overall average of 4.5% to 5.0%.
April 17, 2008 -
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled yesterday that two Kentucky death row inmates had not proven their case that executions by lethal injection posed an unacceptable risk of excruciating pain for the condemned.
April 15, 2008 -
Families USA recently released a report, Dying for Coverage, from all 50 states on the number of uninsured and the estimated number of deaths directly related to lack of health insurance.
April 8, 2008 -
Interest in alternative energy such as wind, geothermal, and solar is spreading beyond so-called "fringe" environmentalists and "tree huggers" to the business world. If there is any doubt, consider this: U.S. clean energy venture capital investments totaled $2.7 billion in 2007, a 70% increase over 2006.