Nearly half of U.S. chief financial officers polled in a Duke University survey said they were reluctant to hire full-time workers because of the health care overhaul, according to a Duke Office of News & Communications release about the survey findings.
An Israel-based manufacturer of fabrics used in diapers, wet wipes and other products plans to expand its Person County plant, adding 60 jobs and investing $35 million over three years.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is planning to open a distribution center for perishable grocery items in Alamance County, creating 450 jobs and investing $100 million across three years.
The facility will serve 123 Walmart stores in North Carolina and in surrounding states, Gov. Pat McCrory and N.C. Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker said in an announcement Tuesday.
Ramen noodle bowls are expected to take center stage on the menu of a new downtown restaurant and gastropub that plans to open downtown next summer.
After she was diagnosed more than two years ago as gluten-and-dairy-intolerant, Betty Cogdell said she didn’t find bread products she liked in stores. So she decided to make her own.
Vacated by the mobile phone company Sony Ericsson in 2009, Ericsson Inc.’s campus in the Research Triangle Park has now sold for $26 million.
Unemployment in the Durham-Chapel Hill metro fell to 6.1 percent in October, according to preliminary estimates released Thursday.
The metro area’s rate was down from October of last year’s 7.3 percent, and was also down compared with September’s 6.3 percent, according to estimates from the N.C. Department of Commerce’s Labor and Economic Analysis Division that were adjusted for seasonal fluctuations in employment.
As part of planned demonstrations slated to be held around the country Thursday, activists and fast-food restaurant workers gathered in front of a McDonald’s Corp. restaurant on North Roxboro Street in Durham to call for higher wages.
Chanting “we can’t survive on $7.25” and “forward together, not one step back,” they walked from the restaurant to the site of where a 1957 sit-in was held in protest of segregation.
North Carolina waited “far too long” to get into energy exploration, Gov. Pat McCrory said at an energy conference in Durham Wednesday.
McCrory advocated for inland natural gas production, off-shore energy exploration and a review of state energy subsidies, including for renewable energy producers, at the N.C. Chamber’s second annual conference.
N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin will speak Thursday at the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Legislative Forum & Holiday Reception on the federal health overhaul.
Durham residents interested in full-time broadband telecommunications industry jobs can apply for a free job training program slated to start the week of Jan. 13.