Otterbourg’s hits and misses in 2017

My crystal ball wasn’t perfect, but there’s always next year. I say yes on the car plant, no on Amazon.

Does Carolinas HealthCare, UNC system merger serve the public?

Combining the state’s two biggest health care systems promises a huge impact, without much say from those outside hospital boardrooms.

Grocer Lidl bets on keeping it simple

Limiting choice may sound crazy, but it’s a key strategy in German grocers Lidl’s appeal to shoppers.

Cardinal Innovations’ style unnerves state lawmakers

State lawmakers want to hand over control of Medicaid spending — but Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions might not be the answer.

Point taken: Local flavor

Mother Murphy’s Laboratories takes a tasteful approach to innovation.

Point taken: $49 billion, up in smoke

A long-expected British invasion marks another milestone in Reynolds’ long retreat from Winston-Salem.

Reign Interrupted

A symbol of tolerance to some and depravity to others, Charlotte earned international attention and Business North Carolina’s Mover and Shaker of the Year honors.

Point taken: Crosswinds

Wells Fargo convinced millions of consumers to hand over control of their finances — until it overplayed its hand.

Point taken: Shaken, not stirred

Herbalife’s $200 million settlement with the government prompts a new spin on the nutrition company’s approach to recruiting.

Point taken: Glazed and confused

As Krispy Kreme prepares to go private, just how much are those oh-so-tempting doughnuts worth?

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