May 27, 2016 -
The U.S. economy is increasingly dependent on temporary workers — and that dependence is even greater in Southern states, putting economic security at risk.
July 23, 2015 -
Child poverty rates are higher in rural areas, especially in the South, where the manufacturing decline has wiped out jobs and tax revenue. Yet these communities tend to receive less philanthropic support. Advocates across the region speak out about the problem in the latest installment of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation's Southern Voices oral history project.
April 9, 2013 -
Young adults face dramatically high rates of unemployment, and the problem is particularly severe in Southern states, which are also grappling with high poverty rates.
February 15, 2013 -
A by-the-numbers look at President Obama's proposal to raise the minimum wage.
July 9, 2012 -
Offshoring has been a boon to corporate profits, but it has left North Carolina's economy struggling, according to a new report by the NC Budget & Tax Center.
June 7, 2012 -
Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker's victory in this week's recall election is being called a crushing blow to organized labor, but the grassroots are stirring across the land -- even in the anti-union South.
November 29, 2011 -
As record numbers of North Carolinians struggle to put enough food on the table, Duke Energy pushes for the biggest residential rate hike in 20 years -- while raking in huge profits and avoiding federal taxes.