Thursday, June 30, 2022

July 2010

Small business: Give me a break


Democrats in the legislature and governor’s mansion have been stumbling over themselves to scrape together enough money to give a modest tax break to small-business owners.

Regional Report Western July 2010

Duke Energy Corp. is finding out that altering the landscape of western North Carolina can be messy business.

Regional Report Triangle July 2010


Two years ago, many American universities and business schools began looking abroad for ways to expand their enrollment, broaden their contacts, build their brand and attract top talent.

Regional Report Triad July 2010


Renegade Holdings Inc. wanted to emerge from Chapter 11.

Regional Report Eastern July 2010


While fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico use their boats to scoop up oil from a rig that exploded off the coast of Louisiana in April, Tar Heel fishermen are gearing up for what could be a big year — thanks indirectly to a spreading slick that has crippled one of the nation’s most bountiful sources of seafood.

Regional Report Charlotte July 2010


Perhaps they did the victory lap too soon.

Once and future King


To paraphrase Dr. John, he was in the right place, but it must have been the wrong time.

Holes in the big tent


It’s necessary in these modern times, when discussing the issue of diversity, to tiptoe toward it carefully — if not step around it entirely.

Historical data


By now, alert readers may have noticed an amazing consistency in the retail-sales numbers we run in our NC Trend section.

Far from the madding crowd


A high-school dropout who once sold encyclopedias door-to-door in his native Canada, John Kent Cooke Jr.’s grandfather was a millionaire by the time he was 31.