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Regional Report Charlotte March 2012

The Charlotte energy sector, which President Barack Obama has repeatedly praised, features such behemoths as Duke Energy Corp. and Siemens Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Germany-based Siemens AG. But economic-development officials are quick to admit its biggest flaw: a lack of startups.

2012-03

All that counts

Up Front: Journalists sometimes mess up, too.

2012-02

The best of luck

People who know the majority owner of the Carolina Panthers describe Jerry Richardson many ways.

2012-02

Pointing fingers over idle hands

Mooneyham: In this down economy, politicians on both the left and right have tried to sell themselves to constituents as being all about jobs.

2012-02

Chiquita’s slip is showing

Gearino: North Carolina’s newest corporate resident-to-be, Chiquita Brands International Inc., recently found itself in the odd situation of simultaneously being a boycotter and boycottee.

2012-02

Work starts to pick up

Business North Carolina's annual ranking of the state’s largest employers shows many have more jobs, indicating less unemployment ahead.

2012-02

Memories are made of this?

Once again, G.D. Gearino reviews the year that was, putting such a spin on it that 2011 feels quite dizzy.

2012-02

Regional Report Charlotte February 2012

In December, media outlets reported that Lowe’s Cos. had pulled its advertising from the cable-TV series All-American Muslim under pressure from the Florida Family Association, which claims the TLC program promotes Islamic fundamentalism.

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Regional Report Eastern February 2012

In January, state Transportation Secretary Gene Conti appointed one of his predecessors interim statewide logistics coordinator, a new position that will oversee the state ports and Global TransPark.

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Regional Report Triad February 2012

High-Point-based BNC Bancorp has agreed to buy four banks since March 31, 2010, greatly expanding its market by acquiring smaller regional banks.

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Regional Report Triangle February 2012

Raleigh-based Progress Energy Inc., which plans to eliminate 700-1,000 jobs after its proposed merger with Charlotte-based Duke Energy Corp., agreed to sublease 380,000 square feet at Two Progress Plaza to Red Hat Inc. through August 2035.

2012-02

Regional Report Western January 2012

Annie’s Bakery Inc. is expanding faster than a loaf of semolina sesame bread — one of its specialties — left to rise in a warm spot.

2012-01

Legal Elite - Antitrust 2012

2012 Legal Elite winner: Antitrust - JONATHAN HEYLSmith Moore Leatherwood LLP, Charlotte

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Legal Elite - Bankruptcy 2012

2012 Legal Elite winner: Bankruptcy - KENNETH M. GREENE, Carruthers & Roth PA, Greensboro

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Legal Elite - Criminal 2012

2012 Legal Elite winner: Criminal - LOCKE T. CLIFFORD, Clifford Clendenin & O’Hale LLP, Greensboro

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Legal Elite - Business 2012

2012 Legal Elite winner: BusinessAMALIE L. TUFFIN, Whitmeyer Tuffin PLLC, Raleigh

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Legal Elite - Construction 2012

2012 Legal Elite winner: Construction - WILLIAM H. GAMMON, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, Raleigh

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Legal Elite - Corporate Counsel 2012

2012 Legal Elite winner: Corporate Counsel - LISA D. INMAN, Waste Industries USA Inc., Raleigh

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Legal Elite - Employment 2012

2012 Legal Elite winner: EmploymentN. RENEE HUGHES, Gardner & Hughes PLLC, Charlotte

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Legal Elite - Environmental 2012

2012 Legal Elite winner: Environmental - WILLIAM CLARKE, Roberts & Stevens PA, Asheville

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