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Shareholder return is rising faster than CEO compensation, our list shows. And that’s without a nay say-on-pay vote

2012-09

A slow ride

The tepid growth of the Top 75's market value reflects the recovery's current sluggish pace.

2012-08

Regional Report Triangle August 2012

Pittsboro-based Piedmont Biofuels has teamed up with Novozymes A/S to pioneer a process to make biodiesel from cheaper, more abundant grease.

2012-08

Regional Report Charlotte August 2012

Duke Energy closed its merger with Progress Energy and hours later made a shocking change at CEO.

2012-08

Regional Report Charlotte June 2012

SunEnergy 1 LLC, a Mooresville-based solar-panel installer, has taken advantage of the spike in solar-energy tax breaks, with contracts jumping from about $50 million last year to an estimated $130 million in 2012.

2012-06

Regional Report Triad March 2012

Beginning this year, state law mandates that public utilities generate a portion of their power with swine and poultry waste, which can be converted to methane that fuels turbines.

2012-03

Regional Report Charlotte March 2012

The Charlotte energy sector, which President Barack Obama has repeatedly praised, features such behemoths as Duke Energy Corp. and Siemens Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Germany-based Siemens AG. But economic-development officials are quick to admit its biggest flaw: a lack of startups.

2012-03

Memories are made of this?

Once again, G.D. Gearino reviews the year that was, putting such a spin on it that 2011 feels quite dizzy.

2012-02

Regional Report Triangle February 2012

Raleigh-based Progress Energy Inc., which plans to eliminate 700-1,000 jobs after its proposed merger with Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp., agreed to sublease 380,000 square feet at Two Progress Plaza to Red Hat Inc. through August 2035.

2012-02

Regional Report Eastern January 2012

Two eastern North Carolina wind-farm projects are having trouble shooting the breeze.

2012-01

Water war

Alcoa battles government officials over hydropower on the Yadkin River, and Badin is caught in the middle.

2012-01

The shovel-ready rate hike

Gearino: What’s the functional difference between a tax-funded federal stimulus program and Duke Energy Corp.’s recent rate-hike request?

2012-01

30 that count

The host of public television’s Carolina Business Review selects the key figures influencing the Tar Heel economy.
2011-10

Green-hued monster

Because I’m a man prone to hopeless causes — that’s what growing up an Atlanta Falcons fan will do for you — I have oodles of sympathy for people who place their faith in the idea of a “green” economy.
2011-09

Charging shales tax

I’ll start by noting this minor surprise: An immense amount of natural gas is thought to be in the ground beneath a patch of rural North Carolina, and nobody to date has evoked The Beverly Hillbillies.
2011-07

Regional Report Charlotte July11

$25,000 plus expenses. What the embattled Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (Regional Report, June) agreed to pay PricewaterhouseCoopers to review its operations.

2011-07

Duke Energy’s coal, coal heart

I don’t know how much I’ll like having Duke Energy Corp. as my power company.
2011-06

Playing the shale game

Pushing away overhanging vines, David Phillips muscles aside a rusty metal plate taller than he is and nearly as wide as his outstretched arms.

2011-01

Regional Report Charlotte November 2008

September ended in the Queen City with office towers fraught with fear and tempers flaring into fights at gasoline pumps.
2008-11

Regional Report Eastern October 2008

Offshore drilling has fueled a heated debate over tapping oil and natural-gas deposits off the North Carolina coast.
2008-10