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Economy

Bush v. workers

July 3, 2006 - Most people who work for a living in this country support the idea of having an organization that represents their interests.

Minimum wage roundup: 1 step forward, 1 step back, 1 step ?

June 5, 2006 - Last week, the North Carolina House voted 72 to 43 to boost the state's minimum wage by $1. The Senate had already voted for a dollar hike in its budget, and Gov. Mike Easley -- who originally supported only an 85 cent increase -- is now backing the full dollar raise for over 100,000 workers.

Study finds mortgage discrimination

By R. Neal
June 1, 2006 - The Durham, NC based Center for Responsible Lending has released a new study showing widespread discrimination against Blacks and Hispanics in the mortgage lending industry: