Business: Local and State

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.

 

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 07:04 PM

Durham organizations hope to retain those hit by Cisco layoffs

Earlier this month, Cisco laid off 225 employees in Research Triangle Park.

Now, through a joint initiative, The Research Triangle Foundation, American Underground and the Durham Chamber Commerce are attempting to keep the people who were affected in the community.

 

Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

County unemployment rate drops

Durham County’s unemployment rate fell by 0.8 percent between August and September, the N.C. Department of Commerce reported Wednesday.

 

Oct. 26, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Leo’s Seafood to close after 37 years

Donald “Leo” Coats gets emotional when talking about his customers.

He sits on a bench in the front of his and his wife’s market on Alston Avenue, the air strong with the smell of fresh fish on ice— fish that customers have been buying for 37 years.

 

Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

Frontier ups network speeds

Frontier Communications announced Thursday that speeds up to one gigabit are available to customers in Carolina Arbors, American Tobacco Campus, Durham City Center, One Park Center, Jordan at Southpoint and Research Triangle Park.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 04:29 PM

Career briefs, Oct. 27

Durham attorneys named to Best Lawyers in America list

Park West Barber School excels on state exam

 

 


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 06:53 PM

Herald-Sun moving to Northgate area

After 24 years on Pickett Road, The Herald-Sun will be moving to a new space this winter.

The newspaper will be moving to 1530 N. Gregson St., into the same building as a BB&T bank branch. It is across Gregson Street from Northgate Mall.


Oct. 22, 2014 @ 03:46 PM

BCBSNC announces approved rates for 2015

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina insurance customers will see rate increases across the board, officials announced in a Tuesday conference.

 

Oct. 21, 2014 @ 02:58 PM

Argos breaks ground on new facility

While pharmaceutical company Argos Therapeutics debated a site for its headquarters and manufacturing lab, Durham wasn’t always at the top of the list.

“There were a couple places outside North Carolina (that) had a significant amount of incentives in place, especially for a cancer company,” said Argos President and CEO Jeff Abbey. “At one point, I didn’t think we were going to get there with Durham.”


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 03:52 PM

Career briefs

  • TIDI Products appoints business development manager
  • RTI scientist joins national committee
  • Duke optometrist receives award
 

 


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 03:48 PM

Business briefs, Oct. 20

Strata Solar surpasses $1 billion in project investments

Bayer installs solar panels at Bee Care Center


Oct. 19, 2014 @ 02:29 PM

Durham Symphony to open Northgate series

Northgate Mall’s “Music on the Plaza” season will open Oct. 24 with the Durham Symphony Orchestra.


Oct. 17, 2014 @ 03:58 PM

Health care providers feel effects of changing Medicaid system

When Ellen Gray started her psychotherapy private practice 15 years ago, she wanted to see people from all socio-economic backgrounds.

 

Oct. 12, 2014 @ 04:43 PM

Career briefs, Oct. 13

  • Durham resident receives wildlife grant
  • Startup Factory hires venture associate
  • Dilweg names COO and legal counsel

Oct. 10, 2014 @ 04:39 PM

Business briefs, Oct. 13

  • RTI to develop plan for national health safety center
  • Biogen Idec opens community lab