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February 2011

Wring out the old year

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G.D. Gearino reviews last year’s news and gives his take on memorable events some folks would just as soon forget.

With hiring on hiatus

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Work, it’s been said, saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.

Regional Report Western February 2011

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At first glance, Black Mountain-based Ingles Markets Inc. seems to be sitting on top of the world.

Regional Report Triangle February 2011

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Larry Sumney says math education in the U.S. is “a disaster,” and that has had dire consequences for the economy and his sector in particular.

Regional Report Triad February 2011

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The state’s newest MBA program will teach students how to balance two sets of books — one financial, the other scriptural.

Regional Report Eastern February 2011

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For more than two years, Moyock-based Xe Services Inc. has been rattling government officials and economic developers in northeastern North Carolina.

Regional Report Charlotte February 2011

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Alcoa Inc. is learning the hard way that e-mails never go away.

Ifs, ands or butts

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It would be understandable if Hugh Holliman feels a bit like Barack Obama these days.

Horning into ethical dilemmas

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In mid-December, as Christmas 2010 loomed and the values of the season were on full display, The Charlotte Observer intruded upon the happy jingle of the cash register to pose a bona fide spiritual conversation starter.

Do the pieces still fit?

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In some ways, Carolina Ingredients Inc. is a petunia in an onion patch, perched in an industrial park next door to a company that distributes nuts and bolts and across the street from a plant that makes rollers for assembly lines.

Dealing with collateral damage

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Anyone with even the barest grasp of chaos theory understands that in 2010 North Carolina was the place — not uniquely but certainly prominently — where its effects played out in dramatic fashion.

Believe it

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Once again, the Business Handbook issue features our annual ranking of the state’s largest employers.

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