Business: Local and State

Feb. 12, 2015 @ 02:41 PM

Bulls create in-house food, beverage group; job fair set Feb. 21

The Durham Bulls on Thursday announced the formation of Bull City Hospitality, a new company that will manage the food and beverage operations at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Bull City Hospitality, which will be fully staffed and operated by the Bulls, takes over for Centerplate which had served as the team’s concessionaire since the ballpark’s opening.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 04:52 PM

UNC spinoff secures $33M investment

G1 Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company developed at UNC-Chapel Hill and located in Durham’s Research Triangle Park, has received $33 million to develop cancer treatments.

Feb. 10, 2015 @ 10:50 AM

Groups urge assessing Chatham Park’s impact

Following town approval of a revised master plan for Chatham Park, several groups are now calling for an assessment of the development’s environmental impact.

Feb. 08, 2015 @ 08:26 PM

Buzz: Kroger opens fuel centers; Northgate sets Presidents' Day event

Grocery chain Kroger is opening two new fuel centers in Durham, bringing its total to 5 in the city.

Feb. 08, 2015 @ 03:48 PM

Business briefs: N.C. Biotechnology Center issues grants

he North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded $1,683,000 in five loans and a grant during the second quarter of its 2014-2015 fiscal year.

Feb. 08, 2015 @ 10:08 PM

Selling energy efficiency: Leaders talk tactics

At a conference about increasing energy productivity, John Palmour, chief technology officer and co-founder of Cree, said energy efficiency is a very difficult sell. “On its own, it is not sexy,” he said. “It does not motivate buyers.”

Feb. 05, 2015 @ 04:51 PM

BCBSNC escapes health care hackers

The infiltration of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s customer data has not impacted the technology system of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC), a spokesperson for the company said. Also, a complete look at the Anthem hack and tips on handling identity theft issues.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 04:47 PM

Durham jobless rate declines

Durham County’s unemployment rate fell from 4.6 percent to 4.4 percent in December, the N.C. Commerce Department reported today.

Feb. 03, 2015 @ 06:37 PM

Lenovo revenues surge after acquisitions

Quarterly revenues for Lenovo increased 31 percent year-over-year the company reported Tuesday. Lenovo cited fast traction of its Motorola Mobility and former IBM System x, x86 server investments for the increase, in addition to strong PC sales.

Feb. 03, 2015 @ 06:06 PM

KRISPY KREME: Store’s opening shuts down Hillsborough Road traffic

Traffic came to a standstill on Hillsborough Road throughout the day Tuesday as drivers lined up to get a taste of Durham’s first Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. The national chain opened its first store in Durham Tuesday and customers waited in line as long as 17 hours prior to the 6 a.m. opening.

Feb. 04, 2015 @ 04:17 PM

Gonza Tacos y Tequila opens

Latin American restaurant Gonza Tacos y Tequila opened its first Durham location on Feb. 3 at 604 Fernway Ave.


Feb. 02, 2015 @ 06:00 PM

Gas price slump may come to an end

On Monday afternoon, drivers lined up three deep for $1.99-per-gallon gas at the recently opened Caroco.

Feb. 02, 2015 @ 05:45 PM

Chimerix halts Ebola trials as cases decline

Citing a decline in new cases of confirmed Ebolavirus in Liberia, Chimerix is ceasing further participation in all clinical studies of its Ebola treatment.

Feb. 01, 2015 @ 07:39 PM

Chatham Park to eventually generate 99K permanent jobs

The full build-out of the Chatham Park development in Pittsboro will generate approximately 99,000 permanent jobs in the Triangle, according to a new study.

Feb. 01, 2015 @ 04:34 PM

The Buzz: Non-profit hosts two sales

Dress for Success (DFS) will host two public discount fashion events in February.