Business: Local and State

Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:22 PM

BCBSNC pins net loss to rising costs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) reported a net loss of $50.6 million in its financial results for 2014, pegging it on higher medical costs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and poor performance of Medicare Advantage products.


Feb. 27, 2015 @ 05:02 PM

Snow a blessing and a curse to businesses

While many residents stayed home Thursday evening to avoid dicey road conditions or deal with power outages that plagued the area, hundreds ventured out for a particular beverage: beer. The Glass Jug, at 5410 Highway 55 Suite AF, did not cancel its Wicked Weed “tap takeover” and the snow did not stop people from coming, said store co-owner Chris Creech.


Feb. 25, 2015 @ 10:09 AM

Rx Wine Lab opens at Golden Belt

After launching a Kickstarter campaign in December, Master Sommelier Fred Dex has opened a weekend pop-up wine bar at Golden Belt.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 04:28 PM

Anthem hack affects 775,000 in N.C.

The infiltration of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s customer data has impacted more than 775,000 people in North Carolina, the Department of Insurance (DOI) reported Tuesday.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 03:29 PM

Allegiant to offer nonstop service from RDU to Florida

LasVegas-based domestic airline Allegiant Air will operate six weekly flights from RDU to Orlando, the Tampa Bay area and Southwest Florida.


Feb. 24, 2015 @ 11:18 AM

Que closes; Mitchell plans next venture

Ed Mitchell’s Que has permanently closed at 359 Blackwell St., but Mitchell is already planning his next restaurant.


Feb. 25, 2015 @ 09:35 AM

The Buzz: Nimble Storage adds site; Hendrick is hiring

The relocated Hendrick Durham Auto Mall is set to open in April and is in the process of filling more than 50 open positions. ... California-based data storage equipment company Nimble Storage has expanded its presence in Research Triangle Park with an 87,000 square-foot facility.


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 03:16 PM

Business briefs: Local business news

EpiCypher launches website ... College workshop offered in Oxford ...


Feb. 22, 2015 @ 03:07 PM

Career briefs: Duke Health; Weejee Learning; MotoMark1

Dr. Devdutta Sangvai, associate chief medical officer of the Duke University Health System, is one of 60 people selected as a class member of the Presidential Scholars Program.


Feb. 19, 2015 @ 06:39 PM

Area pizza chain operators get jail time

The father and son owners and operators of I Love New York Pizza stores in the area were sentenced to prison on Feb. 18 after skimming approximately $1.34 million from the company’s various stores. Thair Alwan was sentenced to serve one year and one day in prison and will also pay a $10,000 fine while his son, Saill Fadhil, will serve 30 days in prison and pay a $5,000 fine.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 06:32 PM

California company launches solar service in the Triangle

Sungevity, a California-based provider of residential solar services, will be launching service in North Carolina.


Feb. 18, 2015 @ 07:00 PM

BRUSH OF LOVE: Kenan-Flagler prof promotes epilepsy awareness

Sreedhari Desai, an organizational business professor at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, is hoping to raise epilepsy awareness with an art exhibit on display at the Mad Hatter Bakeshop and Café.


Feb. 17, 2015 @ 11:39 AM

New Zealand-inspired gastro pub coming to Ninth Street

Burger Bach, a restaurant focused on burgers and seafood, will open at the Shops at Erwin Mill on Ninth Street in early March.


Feb. 16, 2015 @ 04:09 PM

Hospital to raise eating disorder awareness at Southpoint

Veritas, a hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders, will be promoting eating disorder awareness at The Streets at Southpoint on Feb 21.


Feb. 16, 2015 @ 04:02 PM

Chipotle hosts statewide hiring day

Chipotle Mexican Grill is hosting a statewide open interview day on Tuesday at each of its North Carolina restaurants.