Regional Report Charlotte August 2012

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

Regional Report Triad August 2012

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

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.

Money for nothing

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

We’re No. 1

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

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?

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 [...]

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.

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.

Party time

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