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The future is uncertain for Tennessee drag artists
In about a week we’ll learn what becomes of Tennessee’s anti-drag legislation. The law, which aims to heavily restrict drag performances in the state, has been stalled in a legal battle over free speech protections. But what has news of the law meant for the business of drag? For Cameron Wade, an HR generalist and […]
Half a century ago, a dream of affordable housing turned sour in Sunset Park, Brooklyn
The neighborhood's decline in the early 1970s had roots in a scandal surrounding a federal program meant to boost home ownership.
A 118-year-old department store perseveres in a tenuous economy
How a department store more than a century old has survived two pandemics, the Great Depression, and multiple recessions.
What one egg producer says about how the industry is doing
Sam Krouse, co-CEO of MPS Egg Farms, says wholesale prices are down as farms recover from avian flu and consumer demand eases.
How does a manufacturer for manufacturers view today's economy?
Blake Moret, chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation, says that the manufacturing sector remains strong despite a recent slowdown.
Port of LA campaigns to bring back shippers lost amid labor talks
Executive Director Gene Seroka says traffic has slowed in part because of labor talks between dockworkers and their employers.
One big bank halts new fossil fuel investments. Will others follow?
HSBC said it will stop investing in new oil and gas fields. Climate activist Bill McKibben calls it a welcome first step.
Inside California's new law allowing more people to seal old criminal records
The law could help people with arrest or conviction records who are applying for jobs or seeking housing, says David Harding of UC Berkeley.
Economic malaise tightens some consumers' pocketbooks
People feeling the effects of a slowing economy may consider cutting spending, says Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary.
In this housing market, all-cash deals are king
Private equity firms and other real estate investors are taking advantage of high mortgage rates in low-income neighborhoods, says housing strategist Majora Carter.