Business: Local and State

Mar. 31, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

Business briefs, April 1

  • CoreLogic: Durham-Chapel Hill foreclosures down in January
  • Triangle Orthopaedic Associates aligns with weight loss surgery practice
  • NephroGenex reports wider net loss in 2013
  • Oxygen Biotherapeutics gets confirmation of removal of Oxyctye hold
  • Biogen Idec hemophilia B treatment to be made in RTP

Mar. 30, 2014 @ 05:28 PM

Career briefs

  • Durham dentist recognized
  • N.C. Mutual bestows National Achievement Award
  • RTI research scientist appointed to journal board
  • Carrboro health center leader honored in Washington
  • Bell and Howell hires CFO
  • McAdams announces hire

Mar. 28, 2014 @ 05:53 PM

Pet surgery goes laparoscopic

Suited up in gloves, a coat and face mask, veterinarian Chuck Miller watched the images on a screen transmitted from the small camera that he was navigating inside the abdomen of a black Labrador named Bella.

To remove reproductive organs of the approximately year-and-a-half-old female dog, he was using laparoscopy, or minimally invasive, surgery.

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 09:35 PM

UNC officials dedicate new imaging research building

After more than three years of construction, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill officials and others cut the ribbon on Thursday for the new, $245 million building that will house state-of-the-art imaging equipment for cancer research and other studies.

The nine-story, 340,000-square-foot building, has yet to be filled with researchers, students and staff. But it already houses a cyclotron, which is a type of particle accelerator used to make radioactive atoms used in medical imaging.

Mar. 27, 2014 @ 06:47 PM

Business briefs, March 28

  • Shares in Square 1 trading up 14 percent on day one
  • Triangle Curling Club to hold groundbreaking Saturday

Mar. 26, 2014 @ 06:46 PM

N.C. Mutual president says 2013 a ‘time of change’ for company

N.C. Mutual Life Insurance Co. executives made some “very difficult decisions” last year to position the company for the future, company president James H. Speed Jr. said Wednesday.

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

Business briefs

  • Report shows hardship for renters
  • Career fair details revealed
  • Black Women in Business event planned

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 11:17 AM

Harvest 18 opens in southern Durham

  • Harvest 18 now open
  • Zaxby’s this spring

Mar. 25, 2014 @ 10:22 AM

Carrboro tech firm plans move to downtown Durham

A Carrboro-based tech company plans to move to downtown Durham later this year to be closer to other tech-focused start-ups.

Colin Copeland, chief technology officer and co-founder of Caktus Consulting Group, said the company plans to move later this year after construction is completed on the building in the fourth quarter.

Mar. 24, 2014 @ 05:08 PM

Business briefs, March 25

  • Paradoxos festival to kick off in April
  • N.C. Mutual to hold annual meeting
  • Lenovo gets contract for 8,000 PCs

Mar. 23, 2014 @ 05:43 PM

‘Involving people in the family history’

Barbecue isn’t just a hobby for Ryan Mitchell and his father, Pitmaster Ed Mitchell, who are partnering to open a new downtown barbecue restaurant called ’Que this spring.

Mar. 23, 2014 @ 05:05 PM

Career briefs, March 24

  • ARCA receives manufacturing award
  • Entrepreneur wins award
  • Farm Bureau honors local agent

Mar. 21, 2014 @ 08:43 PM

Alleged false claim filings to cost Duke $1M

Duke University Health System has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve allegations that it made false claims to federal health care programs.
The settlement was announced Friday by Thomas G. Walker, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, and N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper.

Mar. 19, 2014 @ 06:27 PM

Business briefs, March 20

  • Durham County sees 2.9 percent wage growth in third quarter
  • Tech-focused job fair slated April 9

Mar. 19, 2014 @ 05:48 PM

Pipeline work may mean more customers in Durham, Orange

Natural gas provider PSNC Energy is investing $13 million in new natural gas pipeline in Durham and Orange counties – a move that could position the company to add new customers.

The pipe is being installed along about 34 miles of existing roadway, said Angela Townsend, a company spokeswoman, in an email. Construction started last July, and is expected to wrap up by June.