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10 results for Business North Carolina Vol. 37 Issue 6, June 2017
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28701
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As e-sports are gaining in popularity, a Charlotte startup is attempting to turn the city into a hub for the movement. ReKT Global LLC will try to broker broadcast, concession, and merchandising agreements between teams. The group also plans to arrange esports tournaments at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte and will try to focus on the collegiate side of the business as more universities add gaming as a varsity sport. The future of the company and the e-sports market are detailed.
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28702
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North Carolina is a natural spot for converting poultry waste into power. A Farmville, NC area business called Carolina Poultry Power will convert 60,000 tons of turkey litter into steam energy to power turbines creating electricity. The details of the project and the politics which make it difficult are discussed.
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28741
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Health care providers across the state are adding technology, treatment centers, and outreach programs to slow heart disease. Heart disease is the second-leading cause of death in North Carolina behind cancer. The various tools, innovations, and work being done to combat the disease across the state in places like Nash County, Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Lumberton, and elsewhere are described.
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28742
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Lowe’s Cos.’ aggressive attempt to establish a market for its hardwarde stores in Australia has failed. The result will cost the company nearly $1 billion dollars as Lowes could not compete with Australia’s Masters Home Improvement stores. The reasons the expansion failed and Lowe’s growth as a company are detailed.
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28746
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Durham’s Martin Eakes has been labeled a “disruptive” leader for his business practices. His Self-Help Federal Credit Union’s frequently lends to individuals and companies labeled risky by traditional banks. Self-Help has built a national reputation for working with low- and moderate-income borrows, investing in communities, and leading research and lobbying efforts to fight predatory lending. Eakes’ history, philosophy, and banking practices designed to help ignored communities are profiled.
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28747
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Cooperation among Piedmont Triad officials and economic developers is making the region's economy stronger and quality of life better. This spirit among the 12 counties of the area is making it eaiser for businesses to work within the area rather than between many separate municipalities. The area is specifically focused on the aviation industry and has a strong manufacutring sector.
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36250
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Winston-Salem based Hanesbrand takes its work overseas. By selling products destined for landfills to recyclers, its helps to provide a new lease on life for items later used by medical teams offering free medical care in the Caribbean and Central America. Courtesy of teaming up with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, patients from places such as the Dominican Republic receive a new lease on life through medical treatments and procedures.
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36251
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Part of winning the ongoing battle with cancer included factors that many patients not of limited means may take for granted: transportation and cost of insurance and treatments. Attesting to the necessity of affordable health care included descriptions of cutting-edge procedures and benefits of the modern multi-faceted, collaborative approach to treatments.
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36249
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Redefining the meaning and location of workplace were employees called super-commuters or road warriors by the author. Included in his discussion of this occupational trend: the Great Recession surge; super-commuter characteristics; cultural changes yielding the acceptance of super-commuting; and profilers of three commuters. 12-14
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36252
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Rocky Mount’s journey on the road to economic prosperity involved joining the old with the new. Involved with the journey were businesses such as the CSX Carolina Connector Intermodal Rail Terminal and Rocky Mount Mills, predicted to produce substantial job growth.