Business: Local and State

Jun. 23, 2014 @ 11:32 AM

Downtown location announced for new ramen shop

The new ramen noodle shop and Japanese gastropub Dashi is slated to open this winter in a three-story building downtown at 415 E. Chapel Hill St.


Jun. 23, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Partners behind online food company launch nationwide venture

From the back of her station wagon on a sunny Tuesday morning, Coon Rock Farm partner Jamie DeMent unloaded boxes of broccoli so they could be carted into a pop-up warehouse on Angier Avenue.

There were bars across the windows of a nearby business, but the building she was headed into was bright and busy. Her boxes were carted inside to where employees of the online food market and delivery company Bella Bean Organics were busy sorting and bagging yellow squash, green beans and other vegetables from Coon Rock and other N.C. farms.


Jun. 22, 2014 @ 06:05 PM

Officials await OK to break ground on United Therapeutics project

United Therapeutics Corp. has plans readied for a new research lab facility in the Research Triangle Park that’s designed to support research into the use of pig lungs for human transplant.

 

Jun. 22, 2014 @ 05:35 PM

Career briefs

Alliance Behavioral Health board gets new officers

NIEHS and NTP director receives honorary degree

WTVD creative services director named

Washington Duke names banquet events chef

Clinipace names executive VP for global medical affairs


Jun. 20, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Business briefs, June 21

Blue Cross of NC launches private exchange for employers


Jun. 19, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

N.C. Mutual sees improved first-quarter financial results

N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Co., the Durham-based insurance company that was a prominent institution on the city’s historic Black Wall Street, reported a net loss of $7,446 in the first quarter of this year.


Jun. 19, 2014 @ 05:38 PM

Business briefs, June 20

Quintiles, partner launch software to help market to docs

 

Jun. 19, 2014 @ 01:34 PM

Durham’s average wage growth 14th fastest in U.S.

Durham County’s average weekly wage grew the fastest of any of the nine largest counties in North Carolina in the fourth quarter of 2013. And among the largest counties across the United States, Durham ranked No. 14 for its rate of wage growth.


Jun. 18, 2014 @ 06:00 PM

Work for second phase of Ninth Street North underway

Work has begun on a new Ninth Street apartment complex that will transform a block of the street north of Elmo’s Diner.


Jun. 17, 2014 @ 05:25 PM

Business briefs, June 18

  • State awarded $21.5 million in SunTrust settlement
  • StrikeIron acquired by California-based Informatica

Jun. 16, 2014 @ 07:14 PM

Durham County home sales up 6.4 percent in May

Durham County saw a 6.4 percent increase in home sales in May, continuing the streak of year-over-year home sales increases that the county has seen each month since March of last year.


Jun. 16, 2014 @ 06:56 PM

Imperial Center buildings sell for $44.25 million

Five buildings in Durham’s Imperial Center Business Park sold recently for $44.25 million.

Crown Realty & Development sold the five buildings, which have 705,365 square feet of space, to Liberty Property Trust as an investment.


Jun. 16, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

Holly Springs plant licensed for cell-culture flu vaccines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has licensed Novartis’ Holly Springs vaccine production plant to make cell-culture influenza vaccines, the company announced Monday.


Jun. 15, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

CellBreaker seeks to help customers end cellphone service contracts

Durham-based CellBreaker is looking to launch software this fall to help customers get out of their cellphone service contracts automatically if they’ve been breached by the carrier.

“I’m basically just very passionate about pushing back against unfairness,” said Jon Colgan, the company’s CEO and founder, who launched the start-up in May of last year after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The start-up went live with a mostly manual agreement-breaking service in January, but is looking to launch software that would automate that process as early as September. 


Jun. 15, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Career briefs

  • Frontier names regional sales manager
  • M&F Bank Founders Award recipients announced