North Carolina

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

In North Carolina, immigrant farmworkers wonder about their place in America

Many undocumented immigrants in the US work in cultivation, picking fruits and vegetables. They move around or live permanently on the fields, along with their children — many of whom were born here and are US citizens. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to get tough on illegal immigration. And that has many immigrant farming communities bracing for what comes next.

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Global Politics

Two victory speeches

The candidates have spoken. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton spoke late Tuesday after receiving preliminary results from the Indiana and North Carolina primaries. The Takeaway examines what the Democratic candidates had to say.