2006-01

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The Atkins Diet has business cooking

John Troy’s experience with the Atkins Diet mirrored that of many Americans. He got spectacular short-term gains but couldn’t maintain them.
2006-01

The man in the mirror

Erskine Bowles, UNC’s new CEO and our Mover and Shaker of the Year, reflects what people want to see in him — for now.
2006-01

VP says incentives computed for state

When Dell Inc. officially opened its computer-assembly plant in Winston-Salem in October, there was plenty of fanfare. The plant, which took nine months to build, was headline-worthy: It is the Round Rock, Texas-based computer maker’s largest U.S. factory, and North Carolina officials anted up $242 million in incentives to land it.
2006-01

Why Tar Heels got hosed at the pump

Looking for reasons why gasoline prices here are so much higher than a year ago and so much higher than in neighboring states? Blame speculators, refinery-ravaging hurricanes, the state’s motor-fuel tax and yourself, says Gary Harris, executive vice president of the North Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association. And here’s a tip for handling the next crisis: Do as he says, not as he did.
2006-01