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March unemployment in the South

By R. Neal
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%.

Health insurance: a matter of life and death

By R. Neal
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.

Clean energy is good business

By R. Neal
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.