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Regional Report Triad August 2013

In the year since Lorillard Inc. bought blu ecigs for $135 million, the Greensboro-based cigarette manufacturer has built the electronic-cigarette brand into a powerhouse with 40% market share.

2013-08

Regional Report Triangle August 2013

Investment management is growing in North Carolina for many reasons — few of them economic

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

A place apart

Cover story: Left behind, North Carolina's northeast corner gets a lift from an economic driver across the state line.

2013-07

Running the good races

Saturday night under the lights at Bowman Gray Stadium draws the most fans each week of any short track in the nation.

2013-07

The drive

Before becoming a golf czar, John McConnell got canned. The firing only fueled his desire to build something better.

2013-07

Mill work

Up Front: Life in northeastern North Carolina.

2013-07

Solving the economic puzzle

Free & Clear: To pretend that private capital formation is the only thing that matters in economic growth is like crowing after solving only one side of a Rubik’s Cube.

2013-07

Outside perspective

Capital Goods: Just talk of eliminating incentives may have cost the state business, Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker told lawmakers.

2013-07

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

Regional Report Triad July 2013

Winston-Salem is getting out of the sports entertainment arena, planning to sell Bowman Gray Stadium and Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

2013-07

Regional Report Triangle July 2013

Nearly a dozen tech companies are hiring in the Triangle, attempting to fill hundreds of jobs at new or expanding operations in the region.

2013-07

Regional Report Western July 2013

The southern part of Asheville’s central business district is experiencing a rebirth as startups and expanding businesses seek affordable property close to the city’s more-expensive downtown.

2013-07

Paper trails

Up Front: Remembering the daily newspaper.

2013-06

Expirations on regulations

Free & Clear: If your goal is to reduce the overall weight of government regulation, sunset provisions are crucial. Rules should linger no longer than they’re needed.

2013-06

Delivering the news

Warren Buffett buys newspapers in North Carolina because he thinks they can still turn a profit.

2013-06

Sweepstakes industry pays to play

Capital Goods: By deed if not word, part of the state’s political leadership appears to be whispering to the video-gambling industry, “Don’t go. We really don’t mean it.”

2013-06

Worldly things

Cover story: Sharon Decker, who left corporate life to be a minister, shepherds the Department of Commerce’s conversion.

2013-06

A sense of community

Rising on the Financial 100, VantageSouth bulks up small, weak banks by creating strength in numbers.

2013-06