Regional Report Western July11

Publicity is integral in making a movie a hit.

Regional Report Triangle July11

As hostile takeovers go, WakeMed Health & Hospital Inc.’s $750 million bid to buy Raleigh rival Rex Healthcare Inc. wouldn’t raise eyebrows on Wall Street, but it’s shocking in the once [...]

Regional Report Triad July11

Lee Wyatt, 58, resigned as chief financial officer of Hanesbrands, saying he wants to pursue opportunities with turnaround or spin-off companies. The apparel maker appointed [...]

Regional Report Eastern July11

With international demand rising, N.C. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says it’s high time the ports at Morehead City and Wilmington exported more of the state’s farm products.

Major success in a minor key

Barbra Streisand seemed a bit flustered. Wearing a majestic necklace with shiny black stones and a flowing maroon dress, the veteran actress and pop star was standing at the podium during the [...]

Filling a prescription for more physicians

Water drips at his feet on black-and-white mosaic tile the size of checkers. The smell of fresh paint hangs in the dampness from the downpour outside, and Jim Roberts’ voice echoes in the empty lobby.

Incentives to win

It wasn’t happenstance. Gov. Beverly Perdue, delivering her State of the State address to the General Assembly back in February, recognized a company and its CEO, who stood in the House gallery.

Charging shales tax

I’ll start by noting this minor surprise: An immense amount of natural gas is thought to be in the ground beneath a patch of rural North Carolina, and nobody to date has evoked The Beverly Hillbillies.

On a dad line

When my wife and I decided to have kids, we also decided we didn’t want them in day care their first few years.

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