Economy


Graphic via Rebecca Russ
Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Is a Huge Deal for Women. Here’s How.

Study after study has found that women, particularly women of color, have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic toll, losing jobs and leaving the workforce in alarming numbers.

Image via  Martin Prescott/Getty Images
Arizona Only Pays $240 in Unemployment Per Week. These Two Bills Would Change That.

Arizonans who have been unemployed during the pandemic say the extra $60-$80 is a small amount but still something they would have been grateful for.

Jacqueline-Swift
COVID Nearly Destroyed Her Salon. She Reinvented Herself Instead.

A Dominican beauty salon owner was hit hard by the pandemic as she struggled without government loans. But despite the hardships, this fearless luchadora refuses to lose hope.

A North Carolina family in 2019 in Charlotte's Romare Bearden Park. A new $1.9 trillion federal COVID relief bill promises financial aid for families. (Image via Shutterstock)
Why North Carolina Parents Might Be the Big Winners in the Federal COVID Relief Bill

Monthly payments to parents? Feds' $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill promises changes for North Carolina families, businesses, and schools.

From L to R: Kyona Kelley, Porche Vann, Yeshera Douglas protest for higher wages outside a Little Caesar's in Fayetteville.
‘I Make Less Than a Two-Topping Pizza’: Inside NC’s Fight for a $15 Wage

As President Biden calls for a $15 federal minimum age, some in NC are struggling to make ends meet today.

Tenants' rights advocates demonstrate in front of the Edward W. Brooke Courthouse in Boston on Jan. 13. ( Image via AP/Michael Dwyer)
NC Tenants Have Rights in This Pandemic. And a ‘Wall of Shame’ May Violate Them.

With a national and state moratoriums on evictions in place, a Charlotte landlord posted a “Wall of Shame” about tenants who were behind in rent.

caravans of fast food workers circling McDonald's in demands for an increase in minimum wage
Democrats Introduce a Bill To Raise the Minimum Wage—A New Study Says That Could Help Save Infant Lives

The bill would double the federal minimum wage. A new study says it could also help reduce infant mortalities.