Business: Local and State

Jan. 11, 2015 @ 06:01 PM

Buzz: Music store to close in Brightleaf

Offbeat Music will be closing after 11 years in Brightleaf Square.


Jan. 10, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Southern Season helps fight hunger

Four North Carolina hunger relief organizations are among recipients of grant money from Share the Food Foundation, the nonprofit arm of gourmet grocer Southern Season.


Jan. 09, 2015 @ 01:15 PM

DPS ponders plight of unpaid custodial workers

Durham Public Schools custodians not paid by bankrupt Integrity Custodial Services could know as soon as Monday whether the school district will step up to cover paychecks for two weeks of work they are owed by the now-defunct company.


Jan. 07, 2015 @ 06:20 PM

BCBSNC price tool aims to lower costs

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has launched an online tool for consumers to compare provider costs for specific procedures in an attempt to lower health care costs.


Jan. 06, 2015 @ 04:27 PM

N.Y. firm buys Roger’s Alley for $6.1 million

Roger’s Alley, the development at 107 E. Parrish St., has sold for nearly $6.1 million.


Dec. 30, 2014 @ 07:24 PM

Wine merchants hope sales sparkle on New Year’s Eve

Some stocked with sparking wines, a number of independent Durham wine shops, beer stores and specialty vendors will be open on New Year’s Eve and ready for business.


Dec. 30, 2014 @ 05:04 PM

Durham-Chapel Hill metro jobless rate drops to 4.8 percent

Unemployment in the Durham-Chapel Hill metropolitan area fell from 5 percent in October to 4.8 percent in November, reaching the lowest rate seen the area since June of 2008.


Dec. 22, 2014 @ 05:58 PM

BioCryst flu treatment receives FDA approval

Joining the list of two other drugs currently approved for flu treatment, BioCryst Pharmaceutical’s influenza treatment RAPIVAB has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The drug is the first of its kind as an intravenous single-dose treatment for those who exhibit flu symptoms.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 06:48 PM

Business briefs: Donations and honors

Bayer CropScience makes donation ... LAMBERT Architecture honored for Duke TIP building


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 06:42 PM

Advanced Animal Diagnostics names pair

Advanced Animal Diagnostics (AAD) has named Rick Rectenwald as manufacturing operations and customer service manager and Darlene Duarte as sales representative.


Dec. 21, 2014 @ 06:21 PM

The Buzz: Fitness center celebrates 7 years

Rapid Results Fitness, at 4125 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd., will be celebrating its seventh year in business on Jan. 3.


Dec. 20, 2014 @ 07:48 PM

The Buzz: Fusion restaurant to fill former Qdoba space

Greek-Lebanese fusion restaurant Jasmin Mediterranean Bistro will fill the space Qdoba occupied at the corner of West Franklin and North Columbia Streets in Chapel Hill.


Dec. 19, 2014 @ 05:36 PM

Parata terminates 110 employees

Parata Systems will lay off 110 employees by the end of February.

In a letter to the NC Department of Commerce, the company said it will be downsizing both of its Durham facilities, at 2600 Meridian Parkway and 3751 S. Alston Ave.


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.