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Name that boon

Free & Clear: Two North Carolina Republicans played vital roles in promoting tax reform, best known as supply-side economics, that endures despite bipartisan criticism.

2015-08

Tough climb

Tough climb: Economic-development prospects for North Carolina's mountain region face steeper odds as the state shifts its industry-recruitment strategy.  

2015-08

Don't panic: We still have biscuits

Point Taken: After another auto plant rejection, it’s tempting to go the way of South Carolina with more groveling and fat tax breaks. Instead, let’s focus on our state’s many strengths. 

2015-07

Statewide: Eastern region, July 2015

Monthly report of business news from the Eastern region.

2015-07

Coasting on its laurels

TownSquare: No longer besieged by pirates or privateers, Southport retains a charm that attracts tourists seeking a laid-back, fishing-town vibe.

2015-06

Saving it forward

Free & Clear: State lawmakers, while focused on cutting costs and bad regulations, should take advantage of a better economy and job market to bolster the rainy-day fund.

2015-06

NCtrend: Down on Main Street

NCtrend: Kannapolis city leaders plan to lift their quaint downtown by buying up property.

2015-06

NCtrend: Opportunity lost

NCtrend: Research shows poor children in most of North Carolina won't escape poverty.

2015-06

Buggy whipped

TownSquare: Carthage celebrates a proud history while facing a challenging future.

2015-05

NCtrend: Off the dole

NCtrend: Economic recovery and tough love reverse state's $2.8 billion debt for jobless benefits.

2015-05

Let's settle an old debate

Free & Clear: It's time to be smarter on measuring public schools.

2015-05

Raising a glass to growth

Free & Clear: The state's economy: Is the glass half full or half empty?

2015-04

NCtrend: No contest

NCtrend: Congressional reps with scant opposition still attract money from industry giants.

2015-04

NCtrend: Taking a toll

NCtrend: State transportation plan envisions user fees on sections of some major highways.

2015-04

NCtrend: Lonely at the top

NCtrend: About 7% of North Carolina's largest public companies are led by women.

2015-04

Statewide: Long arm of the law

Statewide: As profit margins for basic work shrink, law firms find ways to extend their lobbying clout.

2015-04

Statewide: Eastern region, April 2015

Monthly report of business news from the Eastern region.

2015-04

Big top in the Capitol

Free & Clear: Republican-led legislature ready to put on a lively show.

2015-03

NCtrend: Cranking it up

NCtrend: North Carolina's new economic-development leader has autos on his mind.

2015-03

NCtrend: Uncommon bonds

NCtrend: The state may take on more leverage to add roads, renovate older buildings.

2015-03