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There is no Popish plot

Free & Clear: Neither Art Pope nor any of the John Locke Foundation’s donors has any editorial control over what I write or say. The same  goes for the governor.

2013-03

Regional Report Eastern March 2013

Military spending cuts could have a ripple effect on Fayetteville's economy.

2013-03

Regional Report Triangle March 2013

Raleigh communications agency Capstrat Inc. sold itself to Ketchum Inc. to expand its reach.

2013-03

Regional Report Charlotte March 2013

Spurred by accusations that the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority pads its stats, Charlotte and local booster groups commissioned an outside agency to calculate the impact of the Democratic National Convention. The result? About 35,000 attendees helped generate almost $164 million, making it the most-lucrative event in the metro’s history.

2013-03

Regional Report Western March 2013

President Obama touted manufacturing growth in Asheville, but the region's jobs in the industry are far from their peak.

2013-03

New take on tax reform

Capital Goods: “The existing system isn’t going to work now or in the future,” says Sen. Bob Rucho, who wants to sub a broader state sales tax for those levied on income.

2013-02

Paved with good intentions

Free & Clear: Investing wisely in transportation would boost economic growth in North Carolina, but all transportation programs are not created equal.

2013-02

Minding the store

Cover story: Having the world's biggest retailer — Walmart — as the state's largest employer affects North Carolina's economy in ways obvious and subtle.

2013-02

Regional Report Eastern February 2013

Debate continues over how to replace a section of N.C. 12 near Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks that has been rocked by strong storms in recent years.

2013-02

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

Legal Elite - Antitrust 2013

2013 Legal Elite winner: Antitrust - NOEL ALLEN, Allen, Pinnix and Nichols PA, Raleigh

2013-01

Legal Elite - Bankruptcy 2013

2013 Legal Elite winner: Bankruptcy - TRAWICK H. "BUZZY" STUBBS, Stubbs & Perdue PA, New Bern

2013-01

Legal Elite - Business 2013

2013 Legal Elite winner: Business - GRAYSON S. HALE, Morningstar Law Group, Morrisville

2013-01

Legal Elite - Construction 2013

2013 Legal Elite winner: Construction - RICHARD CONNER, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC, Greensboro

2013-01

Legal Elite - Corporate Counsel 2013

2013 Legal Elite winner: Corporate Counsel - ROBERT WICKER, General Parts International Inc., Raleigh

2013-01

Unbundling higher education

Free & Clear: Unwieldy and expensive, the public university's role as all things to all people relies on a combination of guild monopoly, political power and public awe.

2013-01

New governor has lots of school choices

Capital Goods: Pat McCrory supports charter schools, but he has been hesitant to embrace controversial parts of the right's education agenda, such as vouchers for private schools.

2013-01

Business bloopers 2012

2012 — North Carolina's year in bloopers.

2013-01

2013 Legal Elite

Lessons learned — Top Tar Heel lawyers reminisce about how their time as undergraduates turned them into overachievers.

2013-01

Legal Elite - Criminal 2013

2013 Legal Elite winner: Criminal - PETER C. ANDERSON, Beveridge & Diamond PC, Charlotte

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