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Regional Report Triangle August 2012

Pittsboro-based Piedmont Biofuels has teamed up with Novozymes A/S to pioneer a process to make biodiesel from cheaper, more abundant grease.

2012-08

Regional Report Charlotte August 2012

Duke Energy closed its merger with Progress Energy and hours later made a shocking change at CEO.

2012-08

Regional Report Eastern August 2012

In June, the N.C. Office of the Commissioner of Banks shuttered Waccamaw Bank, the first financial institution in the state closed by regulators this year.

2012-08

Regional Report Western August 2012

The Western North Carolina Vitality Index found that while the portion of the goods-production workforce in the state and region is higher than in the nation, those leads have shrunk during the past 20 years.

2012-08

Regional Report Triad August 2012

Ralph Lauren Corp. is expanding again in High Point, planning to invest $142 million and create 500 jobs.

2012-08

Party time

The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte might not deliver the dollars promised, but publicity will be priceless.

2012-08

Finis print

Up Front: After nearly five years writing the Fine Print column, Dan Gearino is departing his side gig to focus on his full-time editing job.

2012-07

Regional Report Triad July 2012

Winston-Salem-based giants Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Hanesbrands are collaborating to combat illness in a Caribbean country.

2012-07

Minding their business

Capital Goods: Legislators, whether the old Democratic regime or the new Republican majority, have been swayed by the arguments of corporate taxpayers.

2012-07

The final words on this

Fine Print: Final words from G.D. Gearino in his last BNC column.

2012-07

New route

Cover story: Gene Conti tries to get somewhere with moving the politics out of state transportation planning.

2012-07

Readers write

Readers write: Letters from Business North Carolina readers.

2012-07

Regional Report Charlotte July 2012

Harris Teeter, which opened its first store in Charlotte in 1936, has agreed to buy 10 stores in the population-dense Charlotte metropolitan statistical area from Winston-Salem-based Lowe’s Food Stores Inc. for $26.5 million and six Harris Teeter stores.

2012-07

Regional Report Eastern July 2012

A software salesman from Mint Hill is converting Frying Pan Shoals Light Tower into a maritime bed-and-breakfast.

2012-07

Regional Report Triangle July 2012

The sporting events that Hill Carrow brings to North Carolina may not be as familiar as the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament or U.S. Open golf tournament, but some have been more lucrative and drawn bigger crowds.

2012-07

Regional Report Western July 2012

Western Carolina University will open its Health and Human Sciences Building this fall, making it the first structure in the school’s Millennial Initiative, which hopes to stimulate a public/private economic development similar to that of N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus.

2012-07

Playing ball

Minor-league teams pitch new parks as a way for downtown development to hit a home run.

2012-07

Independent production

A successful business lawyer teams up with a tattooed dissident to save a video store but finds a happy ending is hard to come by.

2012-06

Solid as a rock

Cover story: Solid as a rock. For decades, that described Bank of Granite. Here’s what caused it to crumble.

2012-06

Regional Report Triangle June 2012

GlaxoSmithKline PLC is gradually doing away with conventional work- stations at its Research Triangle Park campus, opting for a floating seat plan that saves money and increases productivity.

2012-06