North Carolina’s fight to keep its foothold on furniture

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.

Economics

The great catfish war rages on

We’ve been hearing a lot about tariffs and trade wars. To look at how trade disputes can escalate, look at a 17-year-old skirmish between the US and Vietnam, and their fight over catfish.

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