Business: Local and State

Jun. 14, 2015 @ 02:01 PM

NIDO DURHAM: Co-working, education space for kids, parents, opens

When Tiffany Frye and Lis Tyroler each had children, they found it difficult to balance the demands of work and school with those of being a parent. And, Tyroler said, we live in a culture where all too often, parents, especially moms, have to make a choice between parenting and their careers. But the two have found a way to address the problem: through a combined co-working and Montessori education space for children and parents, called Nido Durham.


Jun. 12, 2015 @ 08:11 PM

GIVE 1 FOR DAD: Campaign targets prostate cancer treatment funding

 Facts surrounding prostate cancer startle Sam Poley, even though he knows it all too well. It’s the most common non-skin cancer in the US, affecting one in seven men; one new case occurs every 2.4 minutes, and a man dies from prostate cancer every 19.1 minutes. For Poley, the cancer hit home with his father’s diagnosis, and he wants to do something about it.


Jun. 12, 2015 @ 03:35 PM

Career briefs: Stefanie Batts, Edward Paul Gardner

UNC Dental School dean honored ... Vet joins New Hope Animal staff


Jun. 12, 2015 @ 03:31 PM

Business briefs: Chimerix public stock offering

NCWorks to begin new operating hours ...


Jun. 12, 2015 @ 03:25 PM

The Buzz: Fireworks pop-up shop to open at Northgate

Murphy USA to open on MLK ...


Jun. 10, 2015 @ 05:01 PM

Duke study: CFOs predict wage, job growth

U.S. chief financial officers predict continued growth in employment and wages over the next year, according to the latest Duke University CFO survey.


Jun. 10, 2015 @ 04:43 PM

Durham-based PIA tapped to manage public pensions

State Treasurer Janet Cowell announced Wednesday that North Carolina’s $90 billion public pension fund has agreed to a new partnership with Durham-based Piedmont Investment Advisors.


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 05:59 PM

Board nixes permit for T-Mobile tower

The Orange County Board of Adjustments this week denied a special use permit for T-Mobile to construct a contested cell tower on Kerley Road in Durham.


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 04:06 PM

City Council split on BCBSNC decision

A decidedly divided City Council moved forward with plans this week to look into keeping Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina as the city’s health insurance provider. No final decision has been made about whether or not to ditch the hometown company for Connecticut-based Aetna.


Jun. 09, 2015 @ 10:36 AM

Food Buzz: Mateo restaurateurs to open Italian place

Italian restaurant Mothers and Sons is set to open downtown this fall. Matt Kelly and Josh Decarolis of Mateo Tapas are behind the Trattoria, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page.


Jun. 08, 2015 @ 06:24 PM

Chapel Hill company to form new venture in Ireland

Pharmaceutical company Pozen plans to acquire Tribute Pharmaceuticals of Canada in a transaction valued at approximately $146 million, and will shift its headquarters to Ireland.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 06:49 PM

CFOs: Most companies have been hacked

As investigators look into the massive data breach at the federal Office of Personnel Management, most chief financial officers around the world say their companies also have been hacked, new research finds.


Jun. 05, 2015 @ 08:37 PM

ESCAPE GAMES: New business offers interactive puzzle challenges

Remember the 1990s? Knowledge of the decade might help you navigate the first problem-solving game at Bull City Escape, but immersion in the decade is not necessary to participate in the game, said Alice Cheung, owner of the business that opens Friday, June 5 at 711 Iredell St. in the Ninth Street business district.


Jun. 03, 2015 @ 04:27 PM

Joe Van Gogh Coffee to open new Bull City site

Joe Van Gogh Coffee will open its third Durham coffee house this fall, this one in the Woodcroft Shopping Center, 4711 Hope Valley Road.


Jun. 02, 2015 @ 06:58 PM

Business briefs: Ice cream shop opens; new chef named

Beaver Bog Ice Cream has opened as a summer pop-up shop at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., through August 31. ... Piedmont Restaurant has named Gregory Gettles as its new executive chef.