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Another way to win tax reform

Free & Clear: The expected tax-reform battle might not end up being much of a battle at all.

2012-12

Catching grief in troubled waters

Capital Goods: The fishing industry in North Carolina faces a lot of uncertainty these days, and it does so without a dedicated champion in the legislature.

2012-11

Who reads us

Up Front: Business North Carolina's readers are an erudite bunch.

2012-11

Time to pay down the uncertainty principal

Free & Clear: Some have dismissed concerns about policy uncertainty as partisans attacking Obama. It’s more than a talking point, and it didn’t start with this president. 

2012-11

The right man

Up Front: Behind-the-scenes of Business North Carolina's interviews with the two men running for N.C. governor

2012-10

New swing state is getting ads nauseam

Capital Goods: The onslaught of political advertising is good for television stations selling airtime but bad for anybody who has any regard for the truth.

2012-10

The real score on the state’s schools

Free & Clear: If North Carolina were a country, we’d rank sixth among 24 industrialized countries in K-12 spending per student and first in higher-education spending.

2012-10

For job growth, state should think small

Free & Clear: Rather than touting and ignoring rankings of the North Carolina’s business climate, leaders need to think about what really matters: economic performance.

2012-09

Tide is turning in Tar Heel politics

Capital Goods: Money follows power, and for decades it went to the pro-business Democrats who dominated state government. Now Republicans rule the roost in Raleigh.

2012-09

Keeping score

Up Front: The story behind this month's Business North Carolina cover story on ACC expansion.

2012-09

We're No. 1

Up Front: A first place and a first for Business North Carolina.

2012-08

State needs restrictions on licensing

Capital Goods: The state licenses 107 trades and professions, everything from hair braiding to lawn care. Does this protect the public or restrict competition?

2012-08

Going beyond conventional thinking

Free & Clear: Not only has North Carolina risen to national prominence in politics, but it’s a stage where important economic, educational and other issues are played out.

2012-08

Finis print

Up Front: After nearly five years writing the Fine Print column, Dan Gearino is departing his side gig to focus on his full-time editing job.

2012-07

Minding their business

Capital Goods: Legislators, whether the old Democratic regime or the new Republican majority, have been swayed by the arguments of corporate taxpayers.

2012-07

The final words on this

Fine Print: Final words from G.D. Gearino in his last BNC column.

2012-07

Readers write

Readers write: Letters from Business North Carolina readers.

2012-07

Baring their teeth

Capital Goods: The fight over who can run the business side of a dental practice could leave both sides in need of some repair work to their pearly whites.

2012-06

When health care is wealth care

Fine Print: It’s beginning to feel that health care is the American domestic equivalent to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

2012-06

By the book

Up Front: Many religious people, as well the politicians who prey upon them, tend to pick and choose, treating the testaments like columns A and B on a menu at a Chinese restaurant, selecting from whichever whatever best fits their prejudices.

2012-06