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Rapid-fire growth

Locked and loaded, Epic Games blasts its way up this year's ranking of private companies.

2012-10

How top private companies are growing

Top private companies in North Carolina are growing by acquisitions, reinvesting, rebranding, introducing new products and gaining new partners.

2012-10

Commercial consideraton

Cover story: Republican Pat McCrory and Democrat Walter Dalton tell how they plan to take care of business as governor.

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

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

Keeping score

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

2012-09

Cache a check

Shareholder return is rising faster than CEO compensation, our list shows. And that’s without a nay say-on-pay vote

2012-09

Moving furniture

Bruce Cochrane resurrected his family business because he believes manufacturing will come back from China.

2012-09

Regional Report Eastern September 2012

Kinston Republican Stephen LaRoque resigned from the General Assembly in July after federal prosecutors charged him with eight counts of financial fraud related to two nonprofit lenders he operated.

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 Triad September 2012

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

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 Western September 2012

A late freeze that ruined between 70% and 80% of the apple harvest this year — worst since 1955 — was particularly damaging to Henderson County.

2012-09

Cache a check_copy

Shareholder return is rising faster than CEO compensation, our list shows. And that’s without a nay say-on-pay vote

2012-09

A slow ride

The tepid growth of the Top 75's market value reflects the recovery's current sluggish pace.

2012-08

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

Money for nothing

Cover story: Keith Simmons stacked the deck against his investors in a Ponzi scheme that took in more than $40 million.

2012-08