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Economies of scales

Dad was the original bean counter,” says Jon Burns, president of Riverview Inn, a Charlotte restaurant that last year sold about a million dollars worth of seafood, fried in some 10 tons of oil.

2010-08

Ghost in the machine

Not long ago, a crowd in the hundreds — large by the standards of your usual Raleigh political protest — showed up at the Legislative Building.

2010-08

Modem come of success

We think of the past as a simpler time, and indeed it was — specifically 2008, when private companies offered cable service and Internet access, cities contented themselves with matters like zoning issues and sign ordinances, and never did those twains meet.
2010-08

Regional Report Charlotte August 2010

Sickly banks are often killed — “failed” is the polite term — and sold quickly to healthy ones, so as not to spook customers.

2010-08

Regional Report Eastern August 2010

Supporters have called the proposed North Carolina International Terminal “America’s Next Great Port.”

2010-08

Regional Report Triad August 2010

They’ve competed for jobs, attention and even baseball stadiums. But especially for jobs.
2010-08

Regional Report Triangle August 2010

Even in good times, downtown theaters and sports arenas can run in the red their first few years, and the Durham Performing Arts Center had no warm economic wind at its back.

2010-08

Regional Report Western August 2010

For a decade, western North Carolina has tried to brand itself as a magnet for creative, digital-age businesses.

2010-08

To win again

The emcee at the ceremony in Indianapolis suggested that the Alliance of Area Business Publications open a hall of fame so it could put Ed Martin in it.
2010-08

Top 75 public companies

Gradually, it seemed, prosperity was taking hold.

2010-08

Far from the madding crowd

A high-school dropout who once sold encyclopedias door-to-door in his native Canada, John Kent Cooke Jr.’s grandfather was a millionaire by the time he was 31.

2010-07

Historical data

By now, alert readers may have noticed an amazing consistency in the retail-sales numbers we run in our NC Trend section.

2010-07

Holes in the big tent

It’s necessary in these modern times, when discussing the issue of diversity, to tiptoe toward it carefully — if not step around it entirely.

2010-07

Once and future King

To paraphrase Dr. John, he was in the right place, but it must have been the wrong time.

2010-07

Regional Report Charlotte July 2010

Perhaps they did the victory lap too soon.

2010-07

Regional Report Eastern July 2010

While fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico use their boats to scoop up oil from a rig that exploded off the coast of Louisiana in April, Tar Heel fishermen are gearing up for what could be a big year — thanks indirectly to a spreading slick that has crippled one of the nation’s most bountiful sources of seafood.

2010-07

Regional Report Triad July 2010

Renegade Holdings Inc. wanted to emerge from Chapter 11.

2010-07

Regional Report Triangle July 2010

Two years ago, many American universities and business schools began looking abroad for ways to expand their enrollment, broaden their contacts, build their brand and attract top talent.

2010-07

Regional Report Western July 2010

Duke Energy Corp. is finding out that altering the landscape of western North Carolina can be messy business.
2010-07

Small business: Give me a break

Democrats in the legislature and governor’s mansion have been stumbling over themselves to scrape together enough money to give a modest tax break to small-business owners.

2010-07