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Regional Report Charlotte June 2011

CHARLOTTE Connextions, which operates call centers for the health-care industry, wants to hire 1,200 employees, 800 of whom would go to a center the Orlando, Fla.-based company planned to open here in May. The rest will go to an existing call center in Concord, which now employs about 600. The jobs will pay $35,000 to $45,000 a year.

2011-06

Regional Report Eastern June 2011

PEMBROKESteven Roberts Original Desserts says it will open a 100,000-square-foot bakery here in July. The Denver-based company plans to employ 100 initially and add 200 within three years. It and its Ticklebelly Desserts subsidiary make sweets sold in restaurants and hotels.

2011-06

Regional Report Triad June 2011

STONEVILLEGerbing’s Heated Clothing will bring production of its apparel and blankets from China to a factory it is opening here in a former furniture factory. The Tumwater, Wash.-based apparel maker began hiring in May and says it will employ at least 150 by 2015.

2011-06

Regional Report Triangle June 2011

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Victoria Haynes plans to retire as CEO of Research Triangle Institute, a nonprofit research center that operates as RTI International. Haynes, 63, will step down once a successor is found. She has led the institute for 12 years. Its workforce has nearly doubled under her leadership to 2,800, which includes 2,200 at RTP.

2011-06

Regional Report Western June 2011

Volvo Construction Equipment North America LLC will cut 220 jobs — averaging $82,500 a year — from its Asheville sales and rental operations by September 2012.

2011-06

New cash crops from old seed

With a multibillion-dollar budget hole to fill, it’s no wonder that state lawmakers have looked past traditional sources of income.
2011-05

Pulling strings

Dustin Miller met his man in a cramped bathroom inside the El Paso, Texas, airport — two guys and a big guitar in one tiny stall.
2011-05

Regional Report Charlotte May 2011

Nexxus Lighting reached an agreement to sell its light-emitting-diode bulbs through Lowe’s.
2011-05

Regional Report Eastern May 2011

The North Carolina Global TransPark’s $39.7 million IOU to the state Escheat Fund underscores Benjamin Franklin’s axiom that those who go borrowing end up sorrowing.

2011-05

Regional Report Triad May 2011

Miller Brewing Co. tried in the ’80s and lost. So did developer-turned-reality television star Donald Trump in 2004.
2011-05

Regional Report Triangle May 2011

For a purveyor of pornography, Adam & Eve has become a respected business leader.
2011-05

Regional Report Western May 2011

Volvo Construction Equipment North America LLC will close its sales and rental operations in Asheville by September 2012, moving 220 jobs — averaging $82,400 a year — to Shippensburg, Pa.

2011-05

Regulation play

If anyone decides to compile a list of the most unsettling sentences ever found in a news report, I’ll nominate this candidate.
2011-05

Signs on the dotted lines

To detractors, they are “litter on a stick.”
2011-05

Thrills and spills

It’s not unheard of for a journalist to risk his neck for a story, but Doug Kalajian had his throat cut reporting one.
2011-05

Under the Yellow Flag

The NASCAR season roared off to a storybook start Feb. 20 when an implausibly young and polite unknown won the Daytona 500 in a car gussied up to look like David Pearson’s old Mercury, down to the gold “21” on its flanks.
2011-05

Assessing the corporate tax rate

In any reasonable era, a year such as 2011 — which is to say, a moment squarely between national election cycles — ought to be politically muted, a time of respite when the partisan troops rest by their campfires and debate the next day’s tactics.
2011-04

For what it’s worth

Family Dollar Stores Inc. touts low prices for its merchandise, but the business itself isn’t cheap.
2011-04

Objecting to trial lawyers

More than any other profession, trial lawyers have been identified with Democrats.
2011-04

Regional Report Charlotte April 2011

Nabeel Hyatt had an idea for a new company — two of them, in fact.
2011-04