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(CIX: WRAL30)  1,061.59  down arrow-0.86  (-0.08 %)  Updated: 09:32 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: Apple)  102.83  up arrow+0.36  (0.35 %)  Updated: 09:33 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NY: QUINTILES)  56.17  down arrow-0.33  (-0.58 %)  Updated: 09:32 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(OP: BASF SE)  88.68  down arrow-0.33  (-0.37 %)  Updated: 09:30 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: BioCryst)  11.39  up arrow+0.02  (0.18 %)  Updated: 09:32 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: BioDelivery)  16.30  down arrow-0.05  (-0.31 %)  Updated: 09:32 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: CEMP)  12.04  down arrow-0.15  (-1.25 %)  Updated: 09:32 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: Cisco Systems)  23.61  up arrow+0.1  (0.4 %)  Updated: 09:33 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: Cree)  29.90  down arrow-3.25  (-9.8 %)  Updated: 09:32 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: DARA)  0.92  up arrow+0.05  (5.74 %)  Updated: 09:32 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NY: EMC CORPORATION)  26.73  down arrow-0.47  (-1.73 %)  Updated: 09:32 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: Extreme Networks)  3.20    (0 %)  Updated: 09:32 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: FB)  78.58  down arrow-0.11  (-0.14 %)  Updated: 09:33 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NY: GLAXOSMITHKLINE)  44.63  up arrow+1  (2.3 %)  Updated: 09:32 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: GOOG)  530.01  up arrow+3.47  (0.66 %)  Updated: 09:33 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NY: IBM)  163.39  up arrow+0.16  (0.1 %)  Updated: 09:33 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NY: LH)  101.19  down arrow-0.11  (-0.11 %)  Updated: 09:32 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(OP: Lenovo Group)  29.10  up arrow+0.08  (0.28 %)  Updated: 09:31 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NY: MRK)  55.19  up arrow+0.06  (0.11 %)  Updated: 09:33 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: Microsoft Corp)  45.01  up arrow+0.13  (0.29 %)  Updated: 09:33 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: NTAP)  39.67  up arrow+0.4  (1.02 %)  Updated: 09:32 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NY: NOVARTIS AG)  88.64  up arrow+0.03  (0.03 %)  Updated: 09:32 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(OP: Novozymes A/S)  41.08    (0 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EDT, Oct 21 2014
(NY: PFIZER)  28.11  down arrow-0.17  (-0.6 %)  Updated: 09:33 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: Pozen)  8.29  up arrow+0.02  (0.24 %)  Updated: 09:30 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NY: RED HAT)  56.69  down arrow-0.44  (-0.77 %)  Updated: 09:33 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: BBRY)  10.22  up arrow+0.07  (0.69 %)  Updated: 09:33 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: Salix)  141.43  up arrow+0.88  (0.63 %)  Updated: 09:32 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
(NQ: SQI)  15.33    (0 %)  Updated: 09:30 AM EDT, Oct 22 2014
6:02 a.m. today

Premium Lock Viamet Pharma withdaws IPO, raises $60M, names Bob Ingram chairman

Viamet Pharmaceuticals scrapped its plans for a $75 million IPO on Tuesday. Instead, the Triangle-based company raised $60 million in new capital. At the same time Viamet named former Glaxo CEO Bob Ingram as its chairman and spun off a new venture focused on prostate cancer.

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Updated 8:01 a.m. today

Apple issues security warning for iCloud, which is under attack

iTunes on iCloud   Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

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Updated 7:58 a.m. today

Venturing into an action-filled shark tank for Venture Atlanta

Venture Atlanta puts on quite a show for entrepreneurs, investors - and a crowd of lawyers. Unfortunately, the event includes a promising startup - Groundfloor - which relocated its HQ to Atlanta from Raleigh. Jim Roberts, executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNC-Wilmington, offers this exclusive take on the VC showcase.

Charles Davis of Easy Vote stays outside to shark tank ... Charles Davis of Easy Vote stays outside to shark tank ...

Updated 7:27 a.m. today

Premium Lock Cree tumbles to 52-week low despite new bulb disclosure

Shares in LED manufacturer Cree plunged 10 percent to a 52-week low under $30 after its quarterly earnings report Tuesday. Not even news that Cree plans to introduce a new LED bulb dissuaded investors from dumping shares.

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Updated 6:27 a.m. today

Massive SAS building, more jobs reflect Goodnight's enduring loyalty to home state

Jim Goodnight runs the world's largest privately held software company with more than $3 billion in revenues and operations from China to Latin America. Yet the billionaire founder of SAS continues to invest in jobs and in facilities at the company's Cary headquarters. On Tuesday, he unveiled the latest building - a massive structure named "Q" - and he talked about more jobs. So why build in N.C.? There are many reasons, perhaps none more than old-fashion loyalty.

Updated 5:25 p.m. yesterday

Tech sector job fair features thousands of opportunities

Thousands of jobs were on offer Tuesday at the North Carolina Technology Association's job fair.

3:07 p.m. yesterday

GSK's Ebola vaccine could be tested in January, WHO says

Ebola Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines -including one from GlaxoSmithKline - could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.

2:55 p.m. yesterday

#WTWTrends for Tuesday: #ComeTechOutNC, Triangle Tuesdays, #ASTC2014 Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

2:51 p.m. yesterday

Google's streaming music service adds mood to mix

Google's music-subscription service will try to anticipate its listeners' mood swings as it amplifies its competition with Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

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2:28 p.m. yesterday

NC Biotech Center awards $885,000 in grants, loans across state

Biotech During the same period, the Center determined that more than $13 million in outside funding was raised by companies previously awarded NCBiotech loans.

Updated 2:19 p.m. yesterday

Premium Lock IBM's Rometty: Reinvention rests on speed, engagement, simplification

In a conference call to discuss IBM's earnings report that missed Wall Street expectations and triggered an 8 percent drop in Big Blue shares as well as the company's decision to pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take over its chip unit, chairman and CEO Ginny Rometty says she remains committed to the "reinvention" of the company. Read what she had to say in her own words.

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Tags: IBM, Layoffs
Updated 8:24 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Exclusive: Fresh off academic triple crown, DeSimone focuses on new startup

Dr. Joseph DeSimone's academic resume just keeps getting more impressive. So, too, does his entrepreneurial record. In an exclusive Q&A, the inventor-entrepreneur-academic talks about his new 3D printing technology venture in Silicon Valley and Monday's announcement that he is now part of the Institute of Medicine as well as academia's other big two (Engineering, Sciences). As DeSimone signs every email: "La vita e bella."

Dr. Joseph DeSimone, left, shares a good moment with his group Dr. Joseph DeSimone, left, shares a good moment with his group

Updated 7:57 a.m. yesterday

Job hunting? Companies looking to hire more than 2,000 at Triangle tech fair

Help wanted    More than 2,000 high-tech positions will be available at the "Come Tech Out" jobs fair on Tuesday morning in Raleigh. A who's who list of Triangle technology companies and others are looking to fill scores of openings across a wide range of skill sets and experience levels.

7:09 a.m. yesterday

Red Hat-SAP mobile deal; Microsoft CEO earns $84M; LabCorp's new HIV test; NC falls to 3rd in biz climate; Honda Aircraft expands

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of life science and technology news: Red Hat and SAP partner in the cloud; Microsoft's CEO earns $84 million pay package; LabCorp launches new HIV test; North Carolina slips in a business climate survey; and Honda Aircraft keeps growing in the Triad.

6:47 a.m. yesterday

Record iPhone sales drive Apple's sizzling 3Q beat

Apple's bigger-than-ever iPhones   The iPhone again proved to be the engine behind Apple's blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations. Excitement for the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models sparked sales of 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter -- a record for the months of July through September -- and made up for more disappointing sales of the company's iPad tablets.

6:40 a.m. yesterday

RDU International OKs limited number of Uber drivers

RDU had called Uber and fellow ride-sharing service Lyft illegal taxis, handing out more than 100 trespassing citations to drivers in recent months.

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Tags: Startups
3:32 p.m. Monday

#WTWTrends for Monday: DeSimone, IBM, Raleigh, NC State Fair Trending in the Triangle

Trending in the Triangle Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.

Updated 1:41 p.m. Monday

IBM pays Globalfoundries $1.5B to take over chip group; earnings miss; shares plunge

IBM will make payments to privately held chipmaker Globalfoundries over three years totalling $1.5 billion, but it will take a $4.7 billion charge in the third quarter. Big Blue also released its earnings report, which fell short of Wall Street expectations. Shares quickly fell 8 percent.

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Updated 1:37 p.m. Monday

Rank-and-file IBMers pay the price as Big Blue's reboot accelerates

IBM is shedding workers faster than trees drop leaves. More than 7,000 in the x86 server sale to Lenovo. Thousands more in giving away - yes, literally giving away with a $1.5 billion cash bonus - by dumping its chip business. And coming next? A $600 million resource action. In other words, more layoffs. One thing is clear: As IBM reported a drop in revenue for the 10th consecutive quarter its management is doubling down on more, rapid changes.

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Updated 12:32 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock IBM's chip deal is a 'key step' in its transformation

Analysis: The sales of lower-value and less-profitable product lines such as its semiconductors and X86 servers are a key step in IBM's transformation to a provider of higher-value hardware, software and services. Furthermore, IBM has identified the strategic growth areas of cloud, big data and analytics, security, social and mobility to better serve customers' evolving IT needs. These technologies are the focus of IBM's investment strategy and continue to be the strongest performing pieces of the company's solutions portfolio, writes Stephen Belanger of Technology Business Research.

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