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Help wanted: jobs creator, a real one

Capital GoodsI read that N.C. State University economist Mike Walden predicts the state’s unemployment rate will drop by 2 percentage points next year.

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North Carolina gets some good news

Free & Clear: To a journalist,” Phil Donahue once observed, “good news is often not news at all.”

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The king of comedy

Feature: He reigns over the biggest U.S. chain of comedy clubs, but for Brian Heffron, business isn’t a laughing matter.

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Team building

Cover story: Former football stars Terrence and Torry Holt want to win fame in the construction game.

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Critical care


Feature: Crtical care. It’s what these small hospitals provide the economies of remote, rural counties.

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Regional Report Triangle November 2013

Business North Carolina’s annual ranking of the largest private companies in the state will lose one of its longest-tenured members in 2014.

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Regional Report Triad November 2013

It’s no secret Piedmont Triad International Airport has seen its passenger traffic slow.

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Regional Report Western November 2013

The Sheer Bliss Tupelo Burger is a 50-50 mix of short rib and prime rib.

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Regional Report Eastern November 2013

U.S. mills produced 3 million tons of wood pellets in 2009, according to forestry experts at N.C. State University.

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Regional Report Charlotte October 2013

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analysts recommended The Ryland Group Inc.’s stock this summer in part because of the Westlake Village, Calif.-based homebuilder’s presence in Charlotte, which the New York-based investment banking firm deems one of the best housing markets in the nation.

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Regional Report Eastern October 2013

Two decades in sales at United Parcel Service Inc. taught Travis Burt and Keith Byrd an important lesson about the logistics industry: There’s always room to negotiate.

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Road to reform detours into tax cuts

Capital GoodsDespite the attention changes to abortion and election laws brought, the state legislature's Republican majority considers those it made to the tax structure its key accomplishment this year.

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The session

Up Front: Taking the long view

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Laying it online

Feature: How the top private companies in the state are opening up commerce on the internet.

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Making its marque

Cover story: The GOP did that in the legislative session. But is it something that business will buy into?

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Standing pat on the 3 R's

The governor scores big with roads, rules and job readiness.

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Now about that new brand

What is it we - and outsiders - think North Carolina is all about?

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Hard turn to the right

The state takes a different direction in its economic development efforts.

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Getting more than you pay for

Free & Clear: “You get what you pay for” sounds like good advice. Its persuasive appeal explains why so many use it, from helpful grandpas to ambitious politicians.

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Regional Report Triad October 2013

Trying to keep track of who owns the company once called Integon Corp. is like trying to win a shell game.

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