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Focus on the homefront

Capital Goods: The Republican-controlled General Assembly clearly sees local government, in general, and city government, in particular, as too big for their britches

2013-08

What's the big idea?

Free & Clear: Over the past four decades, ideas such as deregulating markets and adopting pro-growth tax codes have become increasingly powerful in public policy.

2013-08

Regional Report Eastern August 2013

It’s not easy being a bay scallop in Bogue Sound — or anywhere else along North Carolina’s coast.

2013-08

Regional Report Western August 2013

Evendale, Ohio-based GE Aviation says it has developed something that will change the jet-engine industry, and it has chosen Asheville as the place to produce it.

2013-08

A place apart

Cover story: Left behind, North Carolina's northeast corner gets a lift from an economic driver across the state line.

2013-07

Solving the economic puzzle

Free & Clear: To pretend that private capital formation is the only thing that matters in economic growth is like crowing after solving only one side of a Rubik’s Cube.

2013-07

Outside perspective

Capital Goods: Just talk of eliminating incentives may have cost the state business, Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker told lawmakers.

2013-07

Regional Report Eastern July 2013

A study says Interstate 95's North Carolina counties will lose economic output without an improved highway, but residents are balking at proposed tolls.

2013-07

Expirations on regulations

Free & Clear: If your goal is to reduce the overall weight of government regulation, sunset provisions are crucial. Rules should linger no longer than they’re needed.

2013-06

Sweepstakes industry pays to play

Capital Goods: By deed if not word, part of the state’s political leadership appears to be whispering to the video-gambling industry, “Don’t go. We really don’t mean it.”

2013-06

Worldly things

Cover story: Sharon Decker, who left corporate life to be a minister, shepherds the Department of Commerce’s conversion.

2013-06

Regional Report Charlotte June 2013

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx is poised to leave after being named President Obama's secretary of transportation pick.

2013-06

Regional Report Charlotte May 2013

Charlotte food truck Tin Kitchen is branching out with a retail restaurant.

2013-05

Seeing what we want to see

Free & Clear: Politicians and activists tend to see other yards as green or brown depending on which color would be most convenient for their arguments.

2013-05

Health care's need-to-know basis

Capital Goods: Relaxing certificate-of-need requirements is just one way GOP legislators seem intent on creating something resembling a free market for health care.

2013-05

Will shale gas lift the economy?

Capital Goods: Even if North Carolina's natural gas reserves far exceed current estimates, the larger issue of supply could affect the state’s energy future in the short term.

2013-04

Time to tend to family business

Free & Clear: Higher rates of divorce and out-of-wedlock births raise the cost of government and, thus, act as a drag on economic growth.

2013-04

Regional Report Charlotte April 2013

Residential rents in Charlotte continue to rise as demand from consumers wary of buying houses surges ahead of available rental properties. But that may change over the next few years because construction of multifamily housing is booming.

2013-04

Regional Report Triangle April 2013

The Triangle is making a name for itself in the industry by blending financial services with its trademark — high-technology

2013-04

Regional Report Western April 2013

Though demand for their booze is booming, the owners of Asheville Distilling Co. have discovered that trying to change distribution laws that date to the end of Prohibition is enough to drive a person to drink.

2013-04