Thursday, June 30, 2022

September 2010

Regional Report Western September 2010


Ronald Paulus’ epiphany came five years before Congress passed health-care reform in March.

Regional Report Triangle September 2010

Universities, especially those focusing on research, can and should be agents of societal change, says Information America co-founder Burton B. “Buck” Goldstein, entrepreneur-in-residence in the Department of Economics at UNC Chapel Hill.

Regional Report Triad September 2010

You might consider the North Carolina Zoo the Family Dollar of Tar Heel tourist attractions.

Regional Report Eastern September 2010


As separate entities, the state-owned ports, railroad and air-cargo complex handle billions of dollars worth of goods each year and provide valuable transportation links for local, interstate and international commerce.

Regional Report Charlotte September 2010


Charlotte lost more than its swagger and one of its two megabanks in the financial meltdown of 2008.

O Captain! No captain


The ship that is the $3 billion megaport planned for near Southport has run aground.

Letting shareholders sink one


More than 500 pages into the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act lies a nine-page section on executive compensation at public companies.

Capitalize it

Considering the effect financial reform will have on North Carolina — after all, our homeboys at Charlotte-based Bank of America Corp. not only operate the country’s biggest bank but own a global investment operation, thanks to their acquisition of Merrill Lynch — at the very least we ought to know the bill’s full and proper name: It’s the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Brand equity

Forged by a half-billion years of folding and faulting from continents colliding, heat so intense it lends credence to the concept of hell and pressure that stretched, twisted and thrust them to the surface to be scoured by glaciers, the rocks that ring Orr’s Island are still a work in progress, worn by waves that pound them, etched by ceaseless tides scratching their crevices.

A nicotinic fit


The downward spiral started, coincidentally, on Sept. 15, 2008, the day Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection and the U.S. economy started slipping on the sloppy mess left by risk without responsibility.