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The host of public television’s Carolina Business Review selects the key figures influencing the Tar Heel economy.
2011-10

The Wachovia Way

As one of Tar Heel business’s most famous brands fades away, one of the CEOs who gave it luster recalls what made it shine.

2011-10

Dread it when credit is due

The start of another major election year is three months away. Unfortunately for the country, and for some of the candidates, a summer that began with a bit of economic hope ended with a lot of pessimism. Politicians have had to face up to a cold, hard reality: The sour economy isn’t likely to be much sweeter come campaign season.
2011-10

Figuratively

Numbers have special power, not the least their ability to measure more precisely than words.
2011-10

NC 100 2011

Participation in the annual ranking of private companies is voluntary and has been since the list started in 1984.
2011-10

Regional Report Charlotte October 2011

LINCOLNTONLincolnton Furniture will begin production at a 311,000-square-foot factory here by year-end. CEO Bruce Cochrane says the plant will employ 130 by 2013.

2011-10

Regional Report Eastern October 2011

Open Grounds Farm Inc. (cover story, September) took a direct hit from Hurricane Irene, though preparation and timing were on the side of the largest farm in the eastern U.S.
2011-10

Regional Report Triad October 2011

In September, Gov. Beverly Perdue announced that completion of the Greensboro Urban Loop will be accelerated with Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle (GARVEE) bonds, which borrow against future federal support to pay for present projects.
2011-10

Regional Report Triangle October 2011

DURHAMMetabolon, which tests medicines and other products for drug companies and universities, raised $13.1 million in venture capital. It plans to expand its business and add 20 employees to its 105-person workforce by the end of this year.


2011-10

Regional Report Western October 2011

By any measure, Wilkes Hardware Co. doesn’t stack up to its one-time crosstown rival.
2011-10

Supply-side economics

Around midnight, the spring sky spawned a twister that tore through Belmont, a small town just across the Catawba River from Charlotte. It ripped an 82,000-square-foot warehouse in half, strewing structural steel and sheets of siding like shrapnel and soaking the ruins in rain.


2011-10

Taken to the extreme

It appears I have become an extremist. I know this because other people have declared it to be so.
2011-10

Bending the rules

You don’t have to look hard to find a business owner, be it a big-time developer or a small retailer, with a story about unwanted government regulation.
2011-09

Betting on a Shore Thing

Change along our coastline has been a constant since the present system of barrier islands and associated estuaries and their wetlands first formed several thousand years ago.
2011-09

Eyes on the prize

The median change in the three-year total shareholder return for the state’s largest public companies was an increase of 49.7%

2011-09

Face value

Chivalry is not dead, but it nearly killed me. Here’s how it happened.
2011-09

Green-hued monster

Because I’m a man prone to hopeless causes — that’s what growing up an Atlanta Falcons fan will do for you — I have oodles of sympathy for people who place their faith in the idea of a “green” economy.
2011-09

High-Yield Investment

Green into gray, earth into a hazy sky, one melts into the other. Motionless in the sultry morning, corn seems to stretch to infinity.

2011-09

Regional Report Charlotte September 2011

Charlotte boosters spent more than $700,000 — most of it tax money — on a Center City 2020 Vision Plan that focuses on what they want to see downtown but is fuzzy on details of how to get it.
2011-09

Regional Report Eastern September 2011

Most of Mount Olive-based Andy’s Burgers, Shakes & Fries Inc.’s franchised and company-owned restaurants are in eastern North Carolina.
2011-09