economy

What does Walmart's wage hike mean for workers?

February 20, 2015 - This week Walmart announced it would boost starting wages for employees to $10 an hour by next February. Some view the modest increase as a victory for workers' organizing efforts -- but others see it as an attempt to deflect the growing movement for a more substantial wage hike.

The South's economic crisis

October 18, 2011 - In the 1930s, with the country struggling to recover from the Great Depression, President Roosevelt labeled the South "America's Economic Problem Number 1." Today, there are troubling signs that it remains one of the nation's hardest-hit regions.