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Catching a break

Catching a break: Lenders looked like losers when former NFL tight end Casey Crawford got in the mortgage game. Then the clock worked in his favor.


Fresh crop

Cover story: Fresh crop: Out-of-state private equity plows billions into homegrown community banks. Why Rick Callicutt thinks his is such fertile ground.


Small banks make big gains

Small banks make big gains: Community banks and credit unions show resilience as the battered economy regains strength.


NCtrend: Such sweet sorrow

Such sweet sorrow: The banking industry lobbyist reluctantly readies for retirement.


Statewide: Eastern region, June 2014

Monthly report of business news from the Eastern region.


NCtrend: A Carolina comeback

A Carolina comeback: Q&A with Scott Custer, president and CEO of VantageSouth Bancshares Inc.


Statewide: Triangle region, February 2014

Monthly report of business news from the Triangle region.


Statewide: Triad region, February 2014

Monthly report of business news from the Triad region.


Statewide: Charlotte region, February 2014

Monthly report of business news from the Charlotte region.


Running with the Bull

Hot Stocks 2014: For the second straight year, our Hot Stocks pickers trampled the S&P. Will their bullish returns continue? 


Mind matters

Small Business of the Year Runner-up: Impact Financial Systems Inc. provides automation software for financial institutions.


Regional Report Charlotte October 2013

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analysts recommended The Ryland Group Inc.’s stock this summer in part because of the Westlake Village, Calif.-based homebuilder’s presence in Charlotte, which the New York-based investment banking firm deems one of the best housing markets in the nation.


Regional Report Triad October 2013

Trying to keep track of who owns the company once called Integon Corp. is like trying to win a shell game.


Regional Report Triangle August 2013

Investment management is growing in North Carolina for many reasons — few of them economic


The drive

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


Worldly things

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


A sense of community

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


Regional Report Eastern April 2013

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


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


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.