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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.  


Business bloopers 2012

2012 — North Carolina's year in bloopers.


Staying afloat

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


Regional Report Western April 2012

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


Regional Report Triangle December 2012

Crescent Financial Services has been growing through acquisitions.


The last one out

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


Hugh's view

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


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.


Cache a check

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