Workers organize for $15/hour, unions

Lily Lou, News Editor

November 20, 2015

In 270 cities across the United States, including Greensboro, protesters held up signs with slogans like “Show Me $15 And A Union” and “I Am On Strike To Raise Up The South.”

This was part of a nationwide protest on Nov. 10 organized by Raise Up for $15, an organization demanding a raise in the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour.

“We’ll call on corporations like McDonald’s to stop paying wages so low that we can’t make ends meet,” said the “Greensboro Worker Rally for $15 and Union Rights” Facebook event. “We’ll continue to stand up for our right to stick together in a union.

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Federal Reserve keeps rates zero

Amol Garg, Staff Writer

September 25, 2015

On Sept. 16, nine Federal Reserve bank presidents and Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, all met in Washington, D.C.

After a two-day meeting and hours of discussing the current financial conditions of the United States, the fate of the economy was sealed.

On Sept. 17, Yellen announced the highly anticipated decision. The federal funds rate, the driving force behind U.S. economics, is to remain unchanged. Continue reading “Federal Reserve keeps rates zero”

Economic changes okay for China, bad for US

Yahya Salih, Staff Writer

September 18, 2015

China has long been the fastest growing economy and the most desirable to invest in. Now, as a result of an economic crash, their once amazing economic growth has downgraded.

Starting in June, the Chinese stock market dropped over 30 percent. This may seem alarming, but the economy is actually doing just fine. Continue reading “Economic changes okay for China, bad for US”