For more than a century, North Carolina and southern Virginia were the furniture-making centers of America. Foreign competition from Asia has taken most of that work away over — 60 percent of the jobs have disappeared since 1990. But North Carolina isn’t going down without a fight.
Native American tribes in Oklahoma contribute billions of dollars to the state's economy, including the cattle industry. One tribe in Oklahoma is providing a much-needed service in that industry — a processing plant where other ranchers can take their cattle to get grocery-store ready.
When you think of the world’s great tea-growing regions, you might think of parts of India, Sri Lanka, China or Kenya. Odds are, though, you don’t think of Pickens, South Carolina, a small, economically depressed town in Appalachia. But one man in Pickens is on a mission to change that.