Business: Local and State

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 05:06 PM

‘Tides turning’ say minimum wage activists

Gathering outside the McDonald’s on West Morgan Street Wednesday, fast food workers and other protesters pushing for a higher minimum wage said they are preparing for the largest mobilization of low-wage workers in history.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 03:39 PM

UNC team helps advance 3D printing tech

Researchers led by UNC chemists say they’ve come up with new 3D printing technology that works “in minutes instead of hours,” according to a report they’ve published in a leading journal. “What we’ve essentially done is increased the speed of 3D prints from 25 to 100 times faster than what you can get on today’s current printers,” said Ed Samulski, a UNC chemistry professor who co-authored the report in the March 20 edition of Science.

Apr. 01, 2015 @ 03:19 PM

GOOGLE THIS: Mati founder to pitch caffeinated tea

When Tatiana Birgisson began brewing highly caffeinated teas in her dorm room at Duke University, she didn’t intend to start a business. But after she needed an entrepreneurial idea for school, she decided to explore bottling and selling her beverages under the name Mati Energy. Now, just a few years later, 25-year-old Birgisson will be the first consumer product entrepreneur to pitch at Google Demo Day in California Thursday, April 2 with the goal of raising several million dollars.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 05:28 PM

Quintiles, Quest Diagnostics join forces

Biopharmaceutical development company Quintiles has entered into a joint venture with Quest Diagnostics to form a global clinical trials and laboratory services business.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 05:03 PM

DBAP to feature Durham Catering, Rise

Durham Catering Company has formed a partnership with the Durham Bulls to offer food at this season’s games.

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

KoKyu opens new location; True Flavors Catering expands with diner

KoKyu opens new location


KoKyu has expanded its presence from two food trucks, opening a restaurant at 4823 Meadow Drive in Durham.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 05:30 PM

GSK continues RTP layoffs

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which announced in December it would be laying off approximately 900 employees in Research Triangle Park (RTP) as part of a global restructuring plan, will be cutting 180 more positions there.

Mar. 30, 2015 @ 02:41 PM

Career briefs: Weejee, AdWerx

Mar. 31, 2015 @ 03:05 PM

Crowds gather for sudsy Carrboro fundraiser

So many people showed up at Steel String Brewery’s first-ever beer festival Sunday that organizers had to start turning people away at the door.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 06:08 PM

Antique lovers hunt for old treasures

Fans of the oldies were delighted this weekend with the wealth of opportunities to find cool “new” items, with hundreds turning out both to the American Legion’s antique fair in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough’s first-ever “junk market” sponsored by Rusted Roots.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

The Buzz: DCVB guide now available

The Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau has released the Official Durham Visitors & Relocation Guide for Spring/Summer 2015 online and in print.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:08 PM

Developers: One-way loop strangling downtown's potential

Revisiting a feasibility study from 2010 and highlighting the growth of downtown Durham, developers are hoping to reignite the prospect of converting the downtown loop. Through workshops with elected officials, planners and developers, Cleveland and Church Partners has identified 19 sites, valued at $312 million, which could be part of a plan involving converting the loop from a one-way to two-way traffic network.

Mar. 29, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

Business briefs: Orange Co. to offer small business grants

T3D Therapeutics ... Small business grants in Orange .... The Service Design Group ...

Mar. 28, 2015 @ 03:34 PM

The Buzz: Nightclub opens, Kidzu reopening coming

The Strowd, a bar and nightclub, has opened at 159½ East Franklin St. in Chapel Hill. ... Kidzu Children’s Museum will reopen in a new location on April 11. ... Hibbett Sporting Goods has opened a location at 615 Hampton Pointe in Hillsborough.

Mar. 25, 2015 @ 05:55 PM

N.C. Mutual Life posts profit in ’14

After a posting a net loss of nearly $2.36 million in 2013, N.C. Mutual Life Insurance returned to profitability in 2014. Company president James H. Speed Jr. reported a profit of $358,000 for the year to policyholders at N.C. Mutual Life’s 116th annual meeting Wednesday in Durham.