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Change of course

Top golf courses: Tom Fazio might be North Carolina’s most esteemed course designer, but even he had to adjust to life after the recession.

2012_04

Regional Report Charlotte April 2012

A UNC Charlotte economist says a minor-league ballpark in uptown Charlotte would generate $66.4 million and create 749 jobs in Mecklenburg County if it’s open by 2014. 

2012_04

Regional Report Triangle April 2012

Martin Marietta launched an unsolicited bid in December for Birmingham, Ala.-based Vulcan, which is suing Martin Marietta, contending that its use of confidential information in an unfriendly takeover bid was the pits.

2012_04

Regional Report Eastern December 2012

A bid to bring minor-league baseball to the banks of the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington struck out with voters in November, when they rejected the use of public money to build a $37 million stadium for an Atlanta Braves affiliate.

2012-12

Regional Report Western December 2012

Superstorm Sandy was a nasty trick for the East Coast, but what it brought to North Carolina’s mountains was a treat for the ski industry.

2012-12

Regional Report Triangle October 2012

Durham-based BioSignia Inc. says it can tame health-care increases for employers through its Web-based software that generates employee health assessments and the recent acquisition of a company that creates wellness programs

2012-10

Rebound

The business side of the Charlotte Bobcats gets a bounce from a season so lousy it set an NBA record.

2012-10

Run up the score

Cover story: The ACC must run up the score with its TV football deals to stay in the game.

2012-09

Regional Report Triangle September 2012

Comedian Louis C.K. made headlines in June when he announced tickets for his fall stand-up tour would be sold exclusively through his website. Rolling Stone speculated that the artist-controlled model might offer a new way of doing business for traveling entertainers of all stripes. But Travis Janovich, the founder and CEO of Morrisville-based Etix.com Inc. — the ticket platform C.K. uses to process sales — isn’t so sure the comedian’s gambit signals a sea change.

2012-09

Regional Report Charlotte September 2012

Charlotte plans to flip the shuttered Eastland Mall shopping center to private developers who would turn part of it into studios and soundstages for the region’s growing film industry.

2012-09

Regional Report Triangle July 2012

The sporting events that Hill Carrow brings to North Carolina may not be as familiar as the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament or U.S. Open golf tournament, but some have been more lucrative and drawn bigger crowds.

2012-07

Playing ball

Minor-league teams pitch new parks as a way for downtown development to hit a home run.

2012-07

Independent production

A successful business lawyer teams up with a tattooed dissident to save a video store but finds a happy ending is hard to come by.

2012-06

Regional Report Eastern May 2012

Recently introduced regulations that limit the use of off-road vehicles at Cape Hatteras National Seashore have rekindled debate about the impact of those rules on North Carolina’s coastal economy.

2012-05

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

The best of luck

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

2012-02

30 that count

The host of public television’s Carolina Business Review selects the key figures influencing the Tar Heel economy.
2011-10

Onto another plane

As his black Chrysler rolls out of Little Washington across the bridge over the Pamlico River, Reggie Fountain chatters like a jackhammer into his cellphone.
2011-08

Regional Report Charlotte August 2011

“Because we don’t want to.”
2011-08

Major success in a minor key

Barbra Streisand seemed a bit flustered. Wearing a majestic necklace with shiny black stones and a flowing maroon dress, the veteran actress and pop star was standing at the podium during the Grammy ceremony in Los Angeles Feb. 13.
2011-07