Business: Local and State

Dec. 18, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Health Decisions names interim CEO

In the wake of its CEO’s death, Health Decisions has named G. Stephen DeCherney as interim CEO.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 07:56 PM

FDA continues delay in Chapel Hill drug approval

Pharmaceutical company Pozen said Wednesday that two versions of an experimental drug were denied approval for the second time by the Food and Drug Administration.


Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:52 PM

FDA delays Pozen experimental drugs’ OK for 2nd time

Pharmaceutical company Pozen said Wednesday that two versions of an experimental drug were denied approval for the second time by the Food and Drug Administration.


Dec. 15, 2014 @ 10:35 AM

A dentist and candy: the unlikely pair for a Durham business

While Sindhura Citineni worked as a dentist in a rural North Carolina town, many children came to her office with teeth decay.

The parents weren’t sure what to do. Even if they banned all the Mountain Dew and the candy, the kids would gorge on it at their first opportunity of independence.


Dec. 14, 2014 @ 05:11 PM

Business briefs, Dec. 15

  • Durham app closes Series A funding
  • NIEHS signs agreement with Chinese university
  • Durham Connects hires nurses

Dec. 10, 2014 @ 06:55 PM

American Underground grows across the board

Companies with headquarters in American Underground have raised nearly $28 million this year, according to American Underground’s recent annual report.


Dec. 10, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

Fresh Market opens first Durham location

Instead of hosting a ribbon cutting, The Fresh Market cracked open an 80-pound wheel of Parmesan cheese. The 23,400 square-foot store opened in Parkway Plaza Wednesday morning with a variety of activities, including chef demonstrations, food samplings, coffee giveaways and drawings for gift cards.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 05:32 PM

Durham-Orange jobless rate declines again

The metropolitan area of Durham-Chapel Hill’s unemployment rate fell from 4.9 to 4.5 percent between September and October, the NC Department of Commerce reported today.


Dec. 09, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

2nd Durham exec died in plane crash

David Hartman, a vice president of Durham-based Nuventra, was among the six people whe died Monday in a plane crash in Montgomery County, Md. The company confirmed Mr. Hartman’s death Tuesday morning.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:33 AM

The wine doctors

In the last 41 years, 220 people throughout the world have earned the title of Master Sommelier.

The title is reserved for a select few who can blindly taste six wines and tell you the year, grape varieties, and area of origin within 25 minutes, in addition to passing two other parts on theory and wine service.

Approximately 10 percent of people who take the test pass it.

Fred Dex is one of them. And he’s the only person in both North and South Carolina to earn this title.


Dec. 08, 2014 @ 10:38 AM

The wine doctors

In the last 41 years, 220 people throughout the world have earned the title of Master Sommelier.

The title is reserved for a select few who can blindly taste six wines and tell you the year, grape varieties, and area of origin within 25 minutes, in addition to passing two other parts on theory and wine service.

Approximately 10 percent of people who take the test pass it.

Fred Dex is one of them. And he’s the only person in both North and South Carolina to earn this title.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 09:13 AM

NC IDEA announces new board members

Lee Buck, Chris Halligan, Karen LeVert and Sean O’ Leary have been appointed to N.C. IDEA’s board of directors.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

Magpie Boutique celebrates 5 years

After three months of renovations, Magpie Boutique has unveiled the new design for its store.


Dec. 07, 2014 @ 11:19 AM

ELF proceeds go towards donations

All proceeds from purchase of Durham-based Organic Transit’s ELF Vehicle will be going towards the 100th ELF program until the end of the year.

 


Dec. 03, 2014 @ 07:32 PM

GSK to lay off about 20 percent of RTP employees

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will be laying off approximately 900 employees in Research Triangle Park as part of its restructuring program announced in late October.

The London-based company with an RTP employee base of about 4,300 began sharing the details of the program with employees Wednesday morning.