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North Carolina repeals 'bathroom law'

by Jana Kasperkevic Mar 30, 2017
The law was projected to cost the state more than $3.76 billion over dozen years.
North Carolina is about to repeal its controversial bathroom bill.
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Boeing workers defeat union plans in South Carolina

by David Brancaccio Feb 16, 2017
The state has the lowest unionization rate in the U.S. Why?
A new Boeing 787 Dreamliner being built for Air India is seen on the production line at a Boeing facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.
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In Charlotte, it's especially tough to climb the economic ladder

by Reema Khrais Dec 21, 2016
Research shows low-income children in NC have just a four percent chance of rising to the top
Voters outside a polling place in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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North Carolina's "Bathroom Bill" appears headed for the toilet

by Reema Khrais Dec 19, 2016
The law requires trans people to use bathrooms corresponding to their sex.
A unisex sign and the 'We Are Not This' slogan are outside a bathroom at Bull McCabes Irish Pub on May 10, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. 

 
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Some NC small businesses feel effects of the state's new 'bathroom bill'

by Marketplace Contributor Oct 31, 2016
Along with vanished revenue at restaurants and hotels, the cancellation of events has hit caterers, transportation services, linen rental shops, pesticide companies, even banks and credit unions that handle payroll for many of these contractors.
Ghassan's, a quick service Mediterranean restaurant in Greensboro, NC. Operations Manager Ziad Fleihan said the restaurant has lost $20,000 in revenue since the North Carolina General Assembly passed HB2, and a series of events were cancelled in the city.

 
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In North Carolina, an old mill town reinvents itself

by Reema Khrais Oct 27, 2016
Textile manufacturing defined Kannapolis for decades, but those days are gone.
A rendering of what Kannapolis' new downtown will look after its revitalization.
Courtesy city of Kannapolis

Flooding hits a handful of crucial businesses in one small North Carolina town

by Marketplace Contributor Oct 21, 2016
In rural communities, a grocery or restaurant can be a lifeline, especially for low income people who have limited transportation options.
A small commercial district on the edge of downtown Grifton at the peak of the floods in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Residents depend on shops there, especially those who don't have an easy way to get to other stores in nearby towns. 
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In NC, Clinton hopes to win over white, educated voters

by Reema Khrais Oct 19, 2016
For the first time in 50 years, a Democrat could carry the state.
Dan Kanninen, the Clinton campaign’s top adviser in NC, said the campaign opened its first field offices in April and currently has more than 30 throughout the state.
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Charlotte's economy is strong but inequality remains

by Reema Khrais Sep 22, 2016
The unemployment rate for black people is double that for white people.
Protesters hold signs during a demonstration against police brutality in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 21, 2016, following the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott the previous day.
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The high price of North Carolina's transgender bathroom bill

by Kimberly Adams May 9, 2016
The state could lose more than $4.5 billion in federal funding, a UCLA report estimates.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch takes questions after announcing federal action against North Carolina because of its bathroom bill on Monday.
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