Business: Local and State

Nov. 24, 2014 @ 06:19 PM

Syngenta’s global plan impacts jobs

Agricultural biotechnology firm Syngenta has announced steps in the implementation of its Accelerating Operational Leverage Program to save $1 billion by 2018.

This will affect approximately 1,800 jobs globally, according to a release from the company.

Nov. 23, 2014 @ 12:11 PM

LeChase projects win state awards

LeChase Construction’s work on Duke University’s Paul M. Gross Hall has won an Eagle Award in the Excellence in Construction Awards from the Carolinas Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors.

Nov. 21, 2014 @ 05:14 PM

State unemployment rate drops

North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell from 6.7 percent to 6.3 percent in October, the N.C. Department of Commerce reported today.

Nov. 20, 2014 @ 04:26 PM

Business briefs, November 21

  • Bull City Learning gets $660,000 grant
  • SunTrust offering new technology

Nov. 19, 2014 @ 06:12 PM

Downtown Durham: a year in review

Residential units in downtown Durham have increased by nearly 98 percent over the past year, Geoff Durham said at the annual Downtown Durham Inc. (DDI) meeting Wednesday.

Nov. 14, 2014 @ 04:54 PM

California company strikes deal to acquire Durham’s Appia

Durham-based Appia, a mobile app marketing technology company led by a N.C. School of Science and Math graduate, is being acquired by a California-based company.


Nov. 11, 2014 @ 03:21 PM

McKinney selected as agency for Crocs

Durham-based McKinney has been selected as the global advertising agency of record for Crocs, an international producer of footwear.

Nov. 10, 2014 @ 09:44 AM

An authentic ‘School of Rock’

It’s Lleyton Daniel’s first piano lesson.

Daniel, 9, already knows a little bit about the instrument as he sits down at the keyboard with his instructor, who tells him to find the C-note keys and curve his fingers.


Nov. 04, 2014 @ 05:39 PM

31-mile trip costs Uber passenger more than $400

When Abby Kelley came home to Durham after spending Halloween night in Raleigh with friends, she didn’t expect to pay $432.34 for a ride.

It wasn’t until the next morning when she saw a receipt from Uber that she realized she had paid that much.

Nov. 02, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

Career briefs, Nov. 3

  • Eton Advisors appoints two new positions
  • Longtime agent joins Keller Williams


Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:36 PM

Lenovo acquires Motorola Mobility

Lenovo completed its $2.91 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility Thursday, propelling the company to the spot of the world’s third largest maker of smartphones.


Nov. 06, 2014 @ 03:57 PM

Durham organizations hope to retain those hit by Cisco layoffs

Earlier this month, Cisco laid off 225 employees in Research Triangle Park.

Now, through a joint initiative, The Research Triangle Foundation, American Underground and the Durham Chamber Commerce are attempting to keep the people who were affected in the community.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 05:56 PM

County unemployment rate drops

Durham County’s unemployment rate fell by 0.8 percent between August and September, the N.C. Department of Commerce reported Wednesday.


Oct. 26, 2014 @ 04:51 PM

Leo’s Seafood to close after 37 years

Donald “Leo” Coats gets emotional when talking about his customers.

He sits on a bench in the front of his and his wife’s market on Alston Avenue, the air strong with the smell of fresh fish on ice— fish that customers have been buying for 37 years.


Oct. 24, 2014 @ 05:02 PM

Frontier ups network speeds

Frontier Communications announced Thursday that speeds up to one gigabit are available to customers in Carolina Arbors, American Tobacco Campus, Durham City Center, One Park Center, Jordan at Southpoint and Research Triangle Park.