2006-07

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Bobcats boss has folks scratching their heads

Soon after he bought the rights to start the Charlotte Bobcats, Bob Johnson made clear why he would be the boss: “Any business I put $300 million in, I’m the CEO.”
2006-07

CEO wants Krispy Kreme to make lots more dough

Winston-Salem-based Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc. once was a Wall Street wonder. Its glazed doughnuts, each packing 200 calories and 12 grams of fat, still are the undoing of dieters. But investors have been turning up their noses at its stock.
2006-07

Colleges keep running up the score on coaches’ pay

When Terry Holland coached basketball at the University of Virginia from 1974 to 1990, he ran a summer camp and started a television show to make a little money on the side. He also negotiated a team shoe contract — a small one, he says — to pay for things he thought his program needed.
2006-07

Drug maker's IPO isn't heaven-sent

Raleigh-based Voyager Pharmaceutical Corp. is trying to develop Memryte, its treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. If its former chief scientific officer and co-founder had his way, it also would be working to glorify God.
2006-07

Fishermen: Pings lead to a net loss

Commercial fishermen have a message for the Navy: When Opie tosses that rock in the lake at the beginning of The Andy Griffith Show, it spooks the fish. So imagine what will happen if you bombard them with pings and beeps.
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Goose riders in the sky

To resurrect a worldwide market, a small-town startup melds a 70-year-old design with modern manufacturing.
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Heavy industry

There’s no dearth of girth. But rather than expand, Durham’s Rice Diet and its brethren watch their wait.
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Hog industry must make haste on waste systems

Hogs are North Carolina’s top agricultural product, bringing farmers more than $2 billion in 2004. That total might have been bigger if not for a nine-year-old moratorium on starting or expanding farms with more than 250 hogs.
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India fits into his theory of Relativity

When Steve Maysonave replaced founder Vivek Wadhwa as CEO of Relativity Technologies Inc. three years ago, the Raleigh-based software maker was flirting with bankruptcy. Now it’s boosting employment in India — not by exporting jobs but by adding them to serve customers there, including large outsourcing companies.
2006-07

Sports guru gets back in the game

Max Muhleman and Arnold Schwarzenegger see eye to eye on one thing: There’s room for two National Football League teams in the Los Angeles market.
2006-07

To win again

Consistency is one of the keys to quality, and if this year’s Alliance of Area Business Publications Editorial Excellence Awards are any indication, we have that in plenty around here. Business North Carolina won five, same as last year. In fact, four were in the same categories — three of them the very same prizes.
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