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for Business North Carolina Vol. 22 Issue 9, Sept 2002
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East Carolina University professor Joe Kalinowski dealt with stuttering all his life; now he easily conducts interviews. The reason is a device he invented - the SpeechEasy. Worn in the ear like a hearing aid, the device \"records someone's speech and instantaneously plays it back.\" Each SpeechEasy sells for $4,000.
Charlotte became a big-time sports town with the arrival of the National Basketball Association team the Charlotte Hornets. However, after fourteen years the team moved to New Orleans in 2002. Speizer describes the rise and fall of professional basketball in Charlotte.
Many stocks fell in 2002, and investors lost money. However, many company CEOs did very well, despite company losses. BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA ranks the top 75 CEOs in North Carolina, using their total compensation for the past two fiscal years.