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Tight fists choke stocks

Slowly, it seems, Americans are opening their wallets, swiping their plastic and buying more.

2009-08

Up Front

The Business North Carolina magazine staff pays attention to business and the people important to the state’s stories,” the judges — members of the University of Missouri journalism faculty — said.

2009-08

Clog in the blog

On April 27, Dan Gearino announced on his Web site that he was putting his two-year-old blog on hold “to concentrate on other, income-producing pursuits.” Among them: the cover story in this month’s issue (read here).

2009-07

Getting group health

Kids swarm across soccer fields and scamper over backyard play sets in Holly Springs, where the median age of residents — 31 — is unusually young. “One of the fastest growing in the state,” Mayor Dick Sears says of his town.

2009-07

In through the out door

Standing on a stage at N.C. State University, Red Hat Inc.’s president and chief executive describes to students and faculty his first visit in 2007 to the company’s headquarters, which are on the university’s Centennial Campus.

2009-07

Regional Report Charlotte July 2009

Ken Lewis isn’t just the embattled chief executive of Bank of America Corp., he’s the last of a breed: a BofA director with North Carolina ties.

2009-07

Regional Report Eastern July 2009

Toiling away on a state road-construction project, Beth Smyre and her team uncovered some long-buried paperwork that could make a winning lottery ticket look penny ante.

2009-07

Regional Report Triad July 2009

In for $12 million, in for $26.7 million? That’s the question Winston-Salem city leaders will grapple with this month.

2009-07

Regional Report Triangle July 2009

For more than two years, Stock Building Supply LLC offices occupied one of three floors in Colony Corporate Center in north Raleigh.

2009-07

Regional Report Western July 2009

For eight years, the North Carolina Spring Water Association has been trying to keep bottlers from calling their product “spring water” unless nature causes it to bubble up on its own.

2009-07

The state’s core investment

More than a decade ago, a writer for a national publication reported that businesses and governments were becoming “disillusioned with incentives.”

2009-07

The value of moral obligations

Let’s do this Jeopardy!-style: I’ll give you the answer, and you craft your response in the form of a question. Ready? The category is “Things in Common,” and the answer is, “They recently offered a vivid demonstration of the difference between what’s legal and what’s right.”

2009-07

Breaking the banks

There’s always room to hope that this year will end up better than last for Tar Heel banks.

2009-06

Cecil Goins

The General Assembly hasn’t made it easy for Cecil Goins to do his job — keeping the legislature’s upper house safe.

2009-06

Darkness before dawn

As the U.S. financial system staggered to the brink of collapse last September, Buddy Greenwood watched events unfold with growing concern.

2009-06

Economic outlook

North Carolina should eliminate most of its tax credits for job creation and investment, according to a study done for the General Assembly.

2009-06

From the vault

We once had an editor who believed the magazine put too much emphasis on banking, an accusation to which I, as the guy guiding BNC’s coverage the last 22 years, can only plead guilty.

2009-06

Gene Loye

Gene Loye’s company monitors alarm systems.

2009-06

Jim Stevens

When Jim Stevens was searching for a place to start a security business in 1998, he chose one where he felt secure.

2009-06

Joe Budd

Even as a child, Joe Budd took the family business seriously.

2009-06