Business: Local and State

Mar. 16, 2014 @ 07:47 PM

A divided 9th Street

Sitting across a series of empty tables from a group of patrons gathered near the bar, Charlie’s Pub & Grille owner Mike Cole said there was a time when you couldn’t find a seat at that time in the afternoon on a weekday.


Mar. 16, 2014 @ 07:23 PM

Patrons celebrate sense of family at Charlie’s

From the first time they walked into Charlie’s Pub & Grille on Ninth Street, their daughter Allison toting an oxygen tank, Thomasville resident Tamara Hunt said they were welcomed with open arms.

“To them we could have been a family that came in there to eat dinner one night, but (we weren’t),” Hunt said.


Mar. 16, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Career briefs

  • Durham animal hospital adds vet
  • Moore & Van Allen office to relocate
  • Novella Clinical taps managing director
  • Quintiles announces recognition
  • Mental Health Association names interim director

Mar. 14, 2014 @ 06:45 PM

Lenovo to move acquired IBM employees to former Ericsson campus

When the acquisition of IBM Corp.’s server business is finalized, personal computer and equipment company Lenovo plans to move employees it acquires to the former Ericsson Inc. campus in the Research Triangle Park.


Mar. 14, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

IT openings in N.C. down in February

Technology job openings in North Carolina fell again in February after reaching a two-year low in January, according to a N.C. Technology Association report.


Mar. 13, 2014 @ 07:28 PM

Business briefs, March 14

  • Weather may have impacted Durham home sales, expert says
  • Durham building sells for $14.5 million
  • Quintiles prices stock in secondary public sale
  • NetApp cutting 600 globally in realignment

Mar. 13, 2014 @ 07:09 PM

Google’s Chapel Hill office moves to Franklin

Google Inc. has moved its Chapel Hill office from Southern Village to Franklin Street, town officials confirmed Thursday.


Mar. 13, 2014 @ 07:01 PM

Triangle said to lose leadership in latest tech boom

The U.S. technology sector is booming in a way that’s “unparalleled,” but the Research Triangle Park-area is not at the front of that boom, said Mark Vitner, a managing director and senior economist for Wells Fargo in Charlotte.


Mar. 12, 2014 @ 06:40 PM

Cree cuts prices, offers new LED bulb in ‘non-stop manufacturing race’

Last year, Durham-based Cree Inc. made its foray into the consumer lighting business with the roll-out of a new, less-than-$10, LED equivalent to a 40-watt traditional incandescent light bulb.

Now the company has cut the prices for several of its bulbs, and unveiled a new one – a 100-watt equivalent – for less than $20.


Mar. 12, 2014 @ 06:25 PM

Chimerix CEO defends process on drug

There’s a “huge difference” between giving one experimental drug to a single patient, and starting a pilot of a clinical trial that could lead to approval of the drug to help many, the chief executive of Durham-based Chimerix said Wednesday.


Mar. 11, 2014 @ 10:41 PM

Business Briefs

  • Japanese company closes on land for candy factory
  • Clinipace Worldwide closes on acquisition

Mar. 10, 2014 @ 07:02 PM

Quintiles shareholders to sell shares

Dennis Gillings and other major shareholders in Durham-based Quintiles are offering 15 million shares of common stock in a secondary public offering.


Mar. 10, 2014 @ 06:39 PM

Startup Factory selects four new companies

The Startup Factory, a Durham-based business accelerator that invests in companies and seeks to speed their launch, has named four new participating companies.


Mar. 09, 2014 @ 06:23 PM

Career briefs, March 10

  • DCVB recognized as 2014 top NC employer
  • Allen Tate Realtors adds to Chapel Hill/Durham team
  • Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham names new director
  • Architecture, design firm announces promotions
  • Parata employee recognized

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 11:09 PM

Durham start-up looks to capitalize on automatic story writing software

A computer program that can do the same thing as a sports journalist.

That’s the idea behind what Durham-based tech start-up CEO Robbie Allen said was his original vision when he started working on the program about seven years ago.