A looming catastrophe on the high seas

Thousands of people, Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar and Bangladesh, fleeing persecution and poverty, are adrift on rickety boats in the Andaman Sea and the Straits of Malacca, risking their lives in search of a better life. But Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia have turned unwelcoming. There is a very real chance thousands will die at sea from hunger, dehydration or drowning.

Letters to the Editor

Steve Judge: Private equity pays

Last year, private equity invested nearly $11 billion in North Carolina’s economy, strengthening companies and securing good-paying jobs. In 2014, this asset class also returned over 18 percent, net of fees, to North Carolina’s public pension, benefiting hardworking teachers, firefighters, public servants and police officers.

Blogs & Columns

J. Peder Zane

The low-tax, needed-spending dance

J. Peder Zane: Republicans crow about the “Carolina Comeback.” They have accomplished much – cutting many taxes, paying off billions in debt, raising teacher pay and generating a budget surplus. Republicans, however, have been unable to revive the most important economic indicator: money in our wallets

Ned Barnett

N.C. forgoes a tax windfall

North Carolina cut taxes just as the wealthy were seeing big capital gains and corporations were increasing profits. As a result, the state is giving up millions in extra tax revenue.

Raleigh Deals

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