Business: Local and State

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

N.C. unemployment falls, industries grow

The unemployment rate decreased in the Durham-Chapel Hill area from 6.8 percent to 5.1 percent since June of last year, the N.C. Department of Commerce reported today.


Jul. 25, 2014 @ 04:58 PM

Career briefs

  • IEM contracted with Department of Homeland Security
  • RTI designer receives marketing award
  • Clinverse adds new position
  • Hill, Chesson & Woody rehires consultant coordinator

Jul. 24, 2014 @ 04:47 PM

Harris Teeter to close Homestead Market location

After 25 years at 105 W. Highway 54, Harris Teeter will close on or before Aug. 26.


Jul. 23, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Ideal Fastener to create 155 jobs

Ideal Fastener Corp. will be expanding its facility in Oxford, and plans to create 155 jobs and invest more than $5.7 million by the end of 2019.


Jul. 20, 2014 @ 06:38 PM

Career briefs, July 21

  • Cellbreaker appoints CTO
  • Longfellow adds associate
  • Durham contractor recognized
  • Washington Duke Inn wins three awards
  • John R. McAdams a “top workplace”

Jul. 20, 2014 @ 05:59 PM

Genecentric capitalizes on personalized medicine boom

GeneCentric Diagnostics, a Durham-based cancer diagnostics company, has completed a $5 million equity sale, started in 2013.

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

Refectory, now in single location, maintaining mission

The owner of The Refectory Café started on Duke University’s campus with a mission to change the model for quick-service food and to be the school’s first “green café.”

Jul. 13, 2014 @ 06:13 PM

Career briefs, July 14

  • Pharmacist David S. Moody Jr. honored
  • Senior PharmAssist announces new board members, officers
  • Ashe Avenue promotes Matt Murphy to president and partner
  • ISES honors Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club


Jul. 10, 2014 @ 06:32 PM

Lenovo holds on to top spot for PC shipments

Lenovo held on to its title as the top personal computer maker in the world in the second quarter, according to results from two market research firms.

Jul. 09, 2014 @ 10:57 PM

BioMérieux holds groundbreaking for new Durham production line

BioMérieux held a groundbreaking at its U.S. headquarters in Durham County on Wednesday to mark the start of construction on a project that will boost the plant’s capacity for making a test that can detect bacteria in blood.

“The demand is only growing; we’re on back-order now,” said Aaron Rice, senior manager and project lead for the construction project. “We can’t grow enough.”

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 05:46 PM

Entrepreneur sells home to support Durham-based startup Avelist

Jody Porowski was living the American dream of owning her own home. But she also had a dream of something that she wanted more: to successfully launch her own start-up tech company.

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 05:21 PM

Durham wearable health technology startup acquires California company

Durham-based Validic has acquired a California-based company that’s also in the business of getting data from wearable health-tracking devices like heart-rate monitors and blood-pressure trackers.

Jul. 08, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Whiskey to close

The downtown bar Whiskey will be closing in August after nearly five years in business, the bar announced on social media networks Tuesday.


Jul. 08, 2014 @ 10:47 AM

Durham Restaurant Inspections, June 28 - July 6

see  for all NC Health Inpsections

Jul. 07, 2014 @ 06:29 PM

Self-Help to get traditional retail banking branch in Durham

With the acquisition of a Durham-based credit union primarily serving rural, underserved communities, Self-Help Credit Union gained a traditional retail banking branch in the Bull City.