Economy

Marijuana a top cash crop for the South

December 20, 2006 - Marijuana is now the most valuable cash crop for the United States overall and for many states across the South, according to a new study published in the latest issue of the Bulletin of Cannabis Reform. The study estimates the total value of this year's U.S.

Mortgage woes linger in states hit hard by Katrina

December 14, 2006 - The number of U.S. homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments is climbing, and the delinquency problem is especially severe in storm-ravaged Mississippi and Louisiana, where many people face the threat of losing the roof over their head from a disaster of a different kind.

Southeast targeted for wildlife cutbacks

October 31, 2006 - A federal plan unveiled last week would "mothball" the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge and shutter dozens of others across the Southeast, while cutting scores of wildlife refuge personnel, according to an announcement from the Wilderness Society.

Raleigh garbage workers shake up NC

October 2, 2006 - When 50 workers of the Raleigh, NC sanitation department walked off the job two weeks ago -- a wildcat strike prompted by long hours, low pay, and other long-standing grievances with the city -- little did they know their actions would still be sending waves across the state and