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Wheeling & dealing

Cover story: Wheeling & Dealing, Cars made Bruton Smith very rich. No wonder he seems to believe “it’s my way or the highway.”

2013-08

Top 75 public companies

Bigger Spenders. A rise in returns for the top public companies mirrors a comeback in consumers’ confidence.

2013-08

Regional Report Western August 2013

Evendale, Ohio-based GE Aviation says it has developed something that will change the jet-engine industry, and it has chosen Asheville as the place to produce it.

2013-08

Regional Report Charlotte July 2013

More than 150,000 of the 573,207 people who work in Mecklenburg County commute there from another county in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill metropolitan statistical area.

2013-07

Regional Report Eastern July 2013

A study says Interstate 95's North Carolina counties will lose economic output without an improved highway, but residents are balking at proposed tolls.

2013-07

Behind the checkout counter

The Fresh Market’s slip in same-store sales won’t spoil the grocer’s expansion plans.

2013-05

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

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

Regional Report Charlotte January 2013

A N.C. Department of Transportation study showed that the state's 72 publicly owned airports had a $25.9 billion economic impact on North Carolina in 2010.

2013-01

Regional Report Eastern January 2013

The N.C. State Ports Authority plans to build a $60 million terminal for wood pellets at Port of Morehead City but isn’t sure how to pay for it.

2013-01

Regional Report Western January 2013

After Superstorm Sandy hit, Bostic-based Defiant Marine Inc. — a marine salvage company Ferris founded in 2010 — sent a crew to New York City to pump out the Montague Tube, which carries the subway under the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn

2013-01

Regional Report Triad November 2012

Red Oak Brewery's CEO says a state law requiring beer makers to turn all of their distribution over to wholesalers if they produce more than 25,000 31-gallon barrels in a year has stymied his expansion plans.

2012-11

Regional Report Charlotte November 2012

Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc., born in Charlotte and now based in the Queen City suburb of Matthews, has long dominated the upper end of the grocery market in and around its hometown, but a new rival Publix is threatening its turf.

2012-11

Regional Report Triad October 2012

Thomasville-based Wright Global Graphic Solutions Inc. has diversified beyond producing labels for home furnishers to succeed and grow.

2012-10

Regional Report Triad September 2012

Employment predictions at FedEx Corp.'s air-cargo hub at Piedmont Triad International Airport have fallen short.

2012-09

New route

Cover story: Gene Conti tries to get somewhere with moving the politics out of state transportation planning.

2012-07

Regional Report Charlotte July 2012

Harris Teeter, which opened its first store in Charlotte in 1936, has agreed to buy 10 stores in the population-dense Charlotte metropolitan statistical area from Winston-Salem-based Lowe’s Food Stores Inc. for $26.5 million and six Harris Teeter stores.

2012-07

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.

2012-02

Landing business

Feature: Tiny as most of them are, general-aviation airports have a lofty role in North Carolina’s economic development.

2011-11