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Taking the reward out of risk


Lately, I’ve been reading much about the “equity premium” — that extra bump in return you enjoy from investing in the stock market, where there is risk, rather than investing in government bonds and such, where there’s almost none.
2010-11

The land of plenty

A look at how new immigration has revived old fears about race, resources and diversity in North Carolina.
2010-11

Weighing the impact

The old oak trees that buffer its brick-and-glass campus from the rest of Winston-Salem wear the green flush of spring, but there’s little cheer in the executive suites of the state’s third-largest hospital.
2010-11

Foray for Hollywood

Perhaps Hollywood could turn it into a movie: A Cinderella-like character, a small-town girl with big dreams, is swept up in the glitz and glam of big city life.


2010-10

NC 100 2010

Participation in the annual ranking of private companies is voluntary and has been since the list started in 1984.
2010-10

Regional Report Charlotte October 2010

It takes time to change a name that’s had 131 years to make its marque, especially one so venerated in Tar Heel business.
2010-10

Regional Report Eastern October 2010

The economy looks a little better than it did a year ago, and most metro areas in North Carolina are on the road to recovery.

2010-10

Regional Report Triad October 2010

Their first meeting came in 2007 as part of what would turn out to be one of the Triad’s darker moments.
2010-10

Regional Report Triangle October 2010

Research Triangle Park marked its 50th anniversary in 2009, and the foundation that supervises and manages the 7,000-acre development announced recently that it is working on a new master plan — the first since 1959.

2010-10

Regional Report Western October 2010

It has been a pet project of Georgia congressmen for years, but the idea of an interstate highway linking Knoxville, Tenn., and Savannah, Ga., rubs many in North Carolina the wrong way.
2010-10

Retail reigns

It started out as the New York Racket, a bargain store at the corner of Main and Morgan in Monroe, about 20 miles southeast of Charlotte. The year was 1888, and though the name likely would be laughed out of focus groups today, it worked well enough then.
2010-10

Success is relative

In the television series Father Knows Best, patriarch Jim Anderson often served up the wisdom of his experience to solve some problem caused by the inexperienced youth of his three children.

2010-10

Take on responsibility

In the business world, “socially responsible” is fast becoming what “low fat” is to potato chip makers: a suggestion of goodness, a whiff of virtue and a declaration of commitment to the values of its customers (who may not exactly go around preaching, or even living, those values but surely appreciate goodness by association).
2010-10

The house edge

There. He points to a spot in the empty, green bottom along the Tuckasegee River. “It’s not much bigger than an exaggerated baseball mound anymore.”

2010-10

Words without walls

It seems like a cool gadget, this newest version of Amazon’s Kindle, and my wife, for whose birthday I bought it, seems to like it a lot.



2010-10

A nicotinic fit

The downward spiral started, coincidentally, on Sept. 15, 2008, the day Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection and the U.S. economy started slipping on the sloppy mess left by risk without responsibility.

2010-09

Brand equity

Forged by a half-billion years of folding and faulting from continents colliding, heat so intense it lends credence to the concept of hell and pressure that stretched, twisted and thrust them to the surface to be scoured by glaciers, the rocks that ring Orr’s Island are still a work in progress, worn by waves that pound them, etched by ceaseless tides scratching their crevices.

2010-09

Capitalize it

Considering the effect financial reform will have on North Carolina — after all, our homeboys at Charlotte-based Bank of America Corp. not only operate the country’s biggest bank but own a global investment operation, thanks to their acquisition of Merrill Lynch — at the very least we ought to know the bill’s full and proper name: It’s the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
2010-09

Letting shareholders sink one

More than 500 pages into the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act lies a nine-page section on executive compensation at public companies.

2010-09

O Captain! No captain

The ship that is the $3 billion megaport planned for near Southport has run aground.

2010-09