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Regional Report Charlotte December 2012

Leading up to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the host committee kept saying fundraising was “right on track.” But somewhere along the line it ran off the rails.

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McCrory lifts the Charlotte curse

Capital Goods: Republican Pat McCrory breaks the so-called Charlotte curse by winning the governor's race.

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Laws of physic

Up Front: Time is money when it comes to medical care.

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Best Doctors 2012

The Best Doctors in North Carolina by specialty.

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Regional Report Triad December 2012

The Triad recently became the only region with five of the state’s 10 largest health systems after Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care made inroads there.

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High on the hog

Small Business of the Year Runner-up: Prima Tech USA Inc. is the nation’s largest maker and distributor of animal-health applicators.

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Another way to win tax reform

Free & Clear: The expected tax-reform battle might not end up being much of a battle at all.

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It takes time to heal

Patients are willing to pay a premium to get extra time from physicians at concierge medical practices.

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Back in bloom

Small Business of the Year: In a bleak economy, our Small Business of the Year, Johnson Nursery Corp., relieved its growing pains by making color count.

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Treasure hunting

Small Business of the Year Runner-up: Fuentek LLC is based on a simple premise: Brilliant minds often have tunnel vision. Potentially lucrative findings and inventions collect dust at academic institutions and government agencies because their creators don’t envision their commercial viability.

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Making it stick

Small Business of the Year Runner-up: Powder-coating company New Finish is expanding in Norwood.

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Regional Report Eastern December 2012

A bid to bring minor-league baseball to the banks of the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington struck out with voters in November, when they rejected the use of public money to build a $37 million stadium for an Atlanta Braves affiliate.

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Regional Report Triangle December 2012

Crescent Financial Services has been growing through acquisitions.

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Regional Report Western December 2012

Superstorm Sandy was a nasty trick for the East Coast, but what it brought to North Carolina’s mountains was a treat for the ski industry.

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