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Austin, Charlotte vie for tech jobs (access required)

Charlotte’s next big competitor for skilled workers might be coming from deep in the heart of Texas. When it comes to cities economic developers here are paying attention to, Austin, more than 1,100 miles away, is on the list as ...

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How much turbulence would end of corporate jet tax break create in Charlotte’s economy? (access required)

Between banks and NASCAR, corporate jets regularly cast their shadows on Charlotte’s landscape. With 237 private and company planes based at facilities in Mecklenburg County, the impact of such aircraft on the county last year was about $110 million, according ...

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The Tuesday Interview: Joel Matthews, East Coast Pyrotechnics event producer (access required)

Age: 48 Lives in: Rock Hill, S.C. Family: wife, Marie; children, Jesse, 7, Jake, 5 Education: bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Joel Matthews likes to blow stuff up. He’s been doing it for ...

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NASCAR still trying to recover after collision with downturn (access required)

For those who haven’t noticed, there are a few extra NASCAR fans in town this week. With Charlotte Motor Speedway hosting the All-Star Race last weekend and the Coca-Cola 600 set for Sunday, hotels are packed, roads are jammed and ...

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Adult store stimulates nearby businesses (access required)

The billboard on Interstate 77 catches the eye, both for the blond in the French maid outfit as well as the incongruity of its location. Towering over Mooresville, the advertisement for lingerie and sex toy store Adam & Eve casts ...

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Losing speed (access required)

Morgan Ramsey’s longtime love affair with NASCAR ended badly. He grew up in Ridgeway, Va., just a few miles from the Martinsville Speedway and started going to races when he was 8. Family outings often consisted of traveling to regional ...

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