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U.S. cotton farmers are suffering from two years of depressed prices — China, weather and yoga pants are mainly to blame

Dec 29, 2017
The trendiness of synthetic fiber yoga pants is hurting American cotton farmers. But deep in the heart of North Carolina, cotton researchers are designing new fabrics to stay competitive.
NC Cotton Farmer David Dunlow in one of his fields.
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Some Republicans point to North Carolina's 2013 tax cuts as a model, but the state faces budget shortfalls

Dec 21, 2017
North Carolina drastically cut corporate and income taxes in 2013, similar to today’s GOP tax plan in Congress. Corporate and income tax cuts created more jobs in North Carolina. But revenue shortfalls loom.
A general view of Charlotte, North Carolina's skyline. 
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