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Regional Report Triad May 2011

Miller Brewing Co. tried in the ’80s and lost. So did developer-turned-reality television star Donald Trump in 2004.
2011-05

Regional Report Triangle May 2011

For a purveyor of pornography, Adam & Eve has become a respected business leader.
2011-05

Regional Report Western May 2011

Volvo Construction Equipment North America LLC will close its sales and rental operations in Asheville by September 2012, moving 220 jobs — averaging $82,400 a year — to Shippensburg, Pa.

2011-05

Regulation play

If anyone decides to compile a list of the most unsettling sentences ever found in a news report, I’ll nominate this candidate.
2011-05

Signs on the dotted lines

To detractors, they are “litter on a stick.”
2011-05

Thrills and spills

It’s not unheard of for a journalist to risk his neck for a story, but Doug Kalajian had his throat cut reporting one.
2011-05

Under the Yellow Flag

The NASCAR season roared off to a storybook start Feb. 20 when an implausibly young and polite unknown won the Daytona 500 in a car gussied up to look like David Pearson’s old Mercury, down to the gold “21” on its flanks.
2011-05

Assessing the corporate tax rate

In any reasonable era, a year such as 2011 — which is to say, a moment squarely between national election cycles — ought to be politically muted, a time of respite when the partisan troops rest by their campfires and debate the next day’s tactics.
2011-04

For what it’s worth

Family Dollar Stores Inc. touts low prices for its merchandise, but the business itself isn’t cheap.
2011-04

Objecting to trial lawyers

More than any other profession, trial lawyers have been identified with Democrats.
2011-04

Regional Report Charlotte April 2011

Nabeel Hyatt had an idea for a new company — two of them, in fact.
2011-04

Regional Report Eastern April 2011

It’s tough to recruit and retain businesses when your electricity costs are a third higher than the state average, so it’s no wonder that some leaders of 32 Eastern North Carolina municipalities are willing to try what amounts to a Hail Mary pass to reduce them.

2011-04

Regional Report Triad April 2011

Factory-outlet stores are a tradition in Steve Tanger’s family.
2011-04

Regional Report Triangle April 2011

When accused of a crime you didn’t do, why is being suspended from a prestigious university worth more in damages than rotting in prison?
2011-04

Regional Report Western April 2011

When federal regulators closed Bank of Asheville in January and brokered its sale to Troy-based First Bancorp, 18 months had passed since North Carolina’s last bank failure.

2011-04

Special Section: Golf

For the fifth consecutive spring, the North Carolina Golf Panel is proud to partner with Business North Carolina in publishing rankings of the best golf courses in what we believe is the best state for golf.
2011-04

The art of fine swining

Michael Jones fondly remembers his aunts and uncles playing with him on his grandparents’ tenant farm in Whitakers, near Rocky Mount.
2011-04

What’s in a name?

In Romeo and Juliet, his tale of young lovers caught between feuding families, Shakespeare poses that very question, then tries to answer it.
2011-04

Bitter medicine’s gag factor

Tom Ross hadn’t been president of the University of North Carolina long before expressing a sobering thought.
2011-03

Bolls, bales and Bismarck

Let’s have some fun and put a financial twist on the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, in which you seek to trace the connections between Point A and Point B in the fewest number of steps.
2011-03