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June 2017

Lowe’s Cos.’s expensive Australian trip

Lowe’s Cos.’ aggressive reach beyond North America proved no match for an entrenched rival, prompting a boomerang by the giant retailer.


Up front: North Carolina ranks at the top

An acclaimed ranking and key business deals reflect the state’s attractiveness. And Jim Dodson’s Trump bump.

Free + clear: Improving North Carolina courts

A panel of legal experts identified ways to improve North Carolina’s courts, without taking sides on how judges are selected.

NC trend: ReKT Global wants to write the rules of esports

Is North Carolina the next big capital of esports? A Charlotte area startup tries to rein in the industry’s runaway success.

NC trend: Super-commuters have a double life

What do Tom Ross, a freelance videographer, a Clinton Foundation staffer and a real- estate executive have in common? They’re all super-commuters.

NC trend: HomeTrust Bank wants to stay homegrown

Fervent deal-making has left HomeTrust Bank on the short list of N.C. banks with a few billion dollars in assets. It Hopes to extend its 91-year track record in western North Carolina.

NC trend: Tana Greene talks about her path to Greene Group

Greene Group CEO Tana Greene turns her job-matching business to the trucking industry. But that’s just part of the story.

NC trend: Hanesbrands teams with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Winston-Salem based Hanesbrands and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have provided thousands with free health screenings and surgeries.

Eastern: Carolina Poultry Power plans to start production late 2017

A newcomer to the energy industry, Carolina Poultry Power in Farmville plans to convert poultry waste into power.

Triad: Billy Prim is stepping down as CEO of Primo Water

Billy Prim planned to step down May 31 as chief executive officer of Primo Water.

Charlotte: The Charlotte Area Transit System has pushed back its extension

The Charlotte Area Transit System has pushed back it's extension north to March 2018.

Western: General Electric hires students from Pisgah High School

General Electric employs local students and donates to K-12 schools in the U.S.

Triangle: Credit Suisse is adding 1,200 jobs

Credit Suisse said it will add 1,200 jobs over the next several years at Research Triangle Park.

NC banking: Self-Help Federal Credit Union goes national

Started from scratch and now backed by giant banks and foundations, Martin Eakes’ Self-Help empire goes national.

NC banking: Largest 100 banks and credit unions in the state

Our top 100 bank list shows bankers from outside the state are snapping up local mainstays.

NC banking: Largest regional banks based outside the state

Regional banks based outside the state look to snag share.
Rocky Mount rail station

Town square: Rocky Mount looks to the Carolina Connector to push positive growth

The CSX Carolina Connector Intermodal Rail Terminal is set to change Rocky Mount for the better.