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The drive

Before becoming a golf czar, John McConnell got canned. The firing only fueled his desire to build something better.

2013-07

Worldly things

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

2013-06

A sense of community

Rising on the Financial 100, VantageSouth bulks up small, weak banks by creating strength in numbers.

2013-06

Regional Report Eastern April 2013

Live Oak Banking Co. makes most of its profit selling Small Business Administration loans on the secondary market.

2013-04

Regional Report Triad April 2013

Winston-Salem-based Hanesbrands has cut its debt to 2.5 times EBITDA — earnings before interest, taxes depreciation and amortization — the lowest ratio since its spinoff from Downers Grove, Ill.-based Sara Lee Corp. in 2006

2013-04

Regional Report Triangle February 2013

As a candidate for governor, Republican Pat McCrory pledged to make government more responsive to business, so he stocked his cabinet with secretaries who have executive experience, most of them in the private sector.  

2013-02

Business bloopers 2012

2012 — North Carolina's year in bloopers.

2013-01

Staying afloat

Hot stocks 2013: With uncertainty plaguing the market, Business North Carolina's stock pickers play it safe in 2013. 

2013-01

Regional Report Western April 2012

Asheville-based nonprofit Mountain BizWorks Inc. wants to lend larger sums to businesses past the startup phase.

2012_04

Regional Report Triangle December 2012

Crescent Financial Services has been growing through acquisitions.

2012-12

The last one out

The economy is better, but top contractors are still suffering in the recession's wake.

2012-11

Hugh's view

Looking back, Hugh McColl recalls two turning points in a career that created the biggest bank in America.

2012-11

How top private companies are growing

Top private companies in North Carolina are growing by acquisitions, reinvesting, rebranding, introducing new products and gaining new partners.

2012-10

Cache a check

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

2012-09

Regional Report Eastern September 2012

Kinston Republican Stephen LaRoque resigned from the General Assembly in July after federal prosecutors charged him with eight counts of financial fraud related to two nonprofit lenders he operated.

2012-09

Cache a check_copy

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

Money for nothing

Cover story: Keith Simmons stacked the deck against his investors in a Ponzi scheme that took in more than $40 million.

2012-08

Solid as a rock

Cover story: Solid as a rock. For decades, that described Bank of Granite. Here’s what caused it to crumble.

2012-06

Too big to fell

It’s been trimmed, but Bank of America still towers over the Financial 100, where its sheer size makes it a sequoia surrounded by saplings.

2012-06