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Until recent decades, North Carolina had a thriving textile industry. Since the 1990s and the signing of NAFTA, textile work has been outsourced overseas to Third World countries like Bangladesh. Some argue that the Rana Plaza tragedy in April of 2013 is directly related to outsourcing, while others argue it is part of the natural evolution of the economy in developing nations. Such tragedies have inspired some Carolinians to establish Carolina-made fabric and clothing lines like TS Designs' \"Cotton of the Carolinas\" T-shirt line.
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Part 9 of the Story of Charlotte series, \"Radio Signals,\" describes Charlotte during the Roaring '20s and the Great Depression. A thriving town during the 1920s, the Great Depression hit Charlotte hard, but WBT radio emerged as the primary form of entertainment in the city and eventually throughout the South. On the eve of World War II, the city slowly pulled out of the depression with help from WPA programs and by 1940 boasted 100,000 residents.
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Thirteen new restaurants are bringing French, Italian, German, and other flavors to the Queen City. This article profiles many of these restaurants' chefs and highlights the food served.
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22641
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In the 1990s, North Carolina employed more than 176,000 workers in nearly 1400 textile mills; however, by 2013, 80 percent of those jobs were lost. Since the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), textile firms became outsource to other countries like Bangladesh.