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Regional Report Charlotte September 2012

Charlotte plans to flip the shuttered Eastland Mall shopping center to private developers who would turn part of it into studios and soundstages for the region’s growing film industry.

2012-09

Regional Report Western September 2012

A late freeze that ruined between 70% and 80% of the apple harvest this year — worst since 1955 — was particularly damaging to Henderson County.

2012-09

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Shareholder return is rising faster than CEO compensation, our list shows. And that’s without a nay say-on-pay vote

2012-09

A slow ride

The tepid growth of the Top 75's market value reflects the recovery's current sluggish pace.

2012-08

We're No. 1

Up Front: A first place and a first for Business North Carolina.

2012-08

State needs restrictions on licensing

Capital Goods: The state licenses 107 trades and professions, everything from hair braiding to lawn care. Does this protect the public or restrict competition?

2012-08

Going beyond conventional thinking

Free & Clear: Not only has North Carolina risen to national prominence in politics, but it’s a stage where important economic, educational and other issues are played out.

2012-08

Money for nothing

Cover story: Keith Simmons stacked the deck against his investors in a Ponzi scheme that took in more than $40 million.

2012-08

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