Business: Local and State

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 02:23 PM

Your brain on Black Friday

The enticing ads with red marks striking out higher prices, the long lines and unusual store hours: Black Friday shopping could be putting your brain into a state of frenzy.

Nov. 26, 2014 @ 09:37 AM

Blue Coffee Café reaches funding goal

On Monday around 5 p.m., it looked like Blue Coffee Café might not make it.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 06:35 PM

Power Shift: a Durham company seeks to change an industry

In 2009, Rodney Allam sat down with a four-function calculator and began to model an emissions-free power generation cycle.

Over the course of several months, he came out with pages of calculations and a crucial number, called net efficiency.

Nov. 25, 2014 @ 11:11 AM

CellBreaker bets on automation

Cellbreaker, which helps consumers get out of cell phone contracts, is shifting from manual to automated service and hopes to extend service in the process.

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

Syngenta’s global plan impacts jobs

Agricultural biotechnology firm Syngenta has announced steps in the implementation of its Accelerating Operational Leverage Program to save $1 billion by 2018.

This will affect approximately 1,800 jobs globally, according to a release from the company.

Nov. 23, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

LeChase projects win state awards

LeChase Construction’s work on Duke University’s Paul M. Gross Hall has won an Eagle Award in the Excellence in Construction Awards from the Carolinas Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

State unemployment rate drops

North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell from 6.7 percent to 6.3 percent in October, the N.C. Department of Commerce reported today.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

Business briefs, November 21

  • Bull City Learning gets $660,000 grant
  • SunTrust offering new technology

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Downtown Durham: a year in review

Residential units in downtown Durham have increased by nearly 98 percent over the past year, Geoff Durham said at the annual Downtown Durham Inc. (DDI) meeting Wednesday.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

California company strikes deal to acquire Durham’s Appia

Durham-based Appia, a mobile app marketing technology company led by a N.C. School of Science and Math graduate, is being acquired by a California-based company.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 03:21 PM

McKinney selected as agency for Crocs

Durham-based McKinney has been selected as the global advertising agency of record for Crocs, an international producer of footwear.

Nov. 10, 2014 @ 09:44 AM

An authentic ‘School of Rock’

It’s Lleyton Daniel’s first piano lesson.

Daniel, 9, already knows a little bit about the instrument as he sits down at the keyboard with his instructor, who tells him to find the C-note keys and curve his fingers.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

31-mile trip costs Uber passenger more than $400

When Abby Kelley came home to Durham after spending Halloween night in Raleigh with friends, she didn’t expect to pay $432.34 for a ride.

It wasn’t until the next morning when she saw a receipt from Uber that she realized she had paid that much.

Nov. 02, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Career briefs, Nov. 3

  • Eton Advisors appoints two new positions
  • Longtime agent joins Keller Williams


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

Lenovo acquires Motorola Mobility

Lenovo completed its $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Thursday, propelling the company to the spot of the world’s third largest maker of smartphones.