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(CIX: WRAL30)  1,198.61  up arrow+4.96  (0.42 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: Apple)  129.09  up arrow+0.63  (0.49 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NY: QUINTILES)  65.54  up arrow+0.56  (0.86 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(OP: BASF SE)  95.71  up arrow+0.01  (0.01 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: BioCryst)  10.28  up arrow+0.08  (0.78 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: BioDelivery)  15.32  up arrow+0.33  (2.17 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: CEMP)  32.16  down arrow-0.96  (-2.9 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: Cisco Systems)  30.19  up arrow+0.68  (2.3 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: Cree)  39.50  up arrow+0.24  (0.61 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: DARA)  0.96  down arrow-0.03  (-3.05 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NY: EMC CORPORATION)  28.88  down arrow-0.06  (-0.21 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: Extreme Networks)  3.60  up arrow+0.05  (1.41 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: FB)  79.75  up arrow+0.78  (0.99 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NY: GLAXOSMITHKLINE)  47.93  up arrow+0.51  (1.08 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: GOOG)  571.34  up arrow+12.94  (2.32 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NY: IBM)  160.48  down arrow-1.46  (-0.9 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NY: LH)  123.36  up arrow+0.33  (0.27 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(OP: Lenovo Group)  31.08  up arrow+0.5  (1.64 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NY: MRK)  58.58  up arrow+0.04  (0.07 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: Microsoft Corp)  43.88  up arrow+0.03  (0.07 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: NTAP)  38.58  down arrow-0.07  (-0.18 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NY: NOVARTIS AG)  100.07  down arrow-2.33  (-2.28 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(OP: Novozymes A/S)  48.88  down arrow-0.11  (-0.22 %)  Updated: 05:20 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NY: PFIZER)  34.77  up arrow+0.45  (1.31 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: Pozen)  7.38  up arrow+0.05  (0.68 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NY: RED HAT)  69.66  up arrow+0.54  (0.78 %)  Updated: 06:40 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: BBRY)  11.05  up arrow+0.24  (2.22 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: Salix)  156.88  down arrow-0.32  (-0.2 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
(NQ: SQI)  17.48  up arrow+0.07  (0.4 %)  Updated: 08:10 PM EST, Mar 02 2015
2:01 p.m. today

Premium Lock Unreal offer by Epic to game developers: Unreal Engine 4 is free

Epic Games is making the latest version of its popular Unreal game development engine free for commercial developers. But there's a caveat. Epic does get a 5-percent royalty after the first $3,000 in sales. It's the latest in a series of moves to spread the use of Unreal across the industry, from educators to commercial players.

Updated 10:45 a.m. today

Premium Lock Report: NC biotech sector produces $73B, responsible for 61,000 jobs

Biotech  A newly released report from research firm Battelle documents the continuing growth of the biotech industry across North Carolina. Jobs are up, economic impact is surging, and average salaries are at $81,000. In fact, biotech employment grew more than 30 percent between 2000 and 2012 compared to an overall job growth rate of 1 percent.

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1:23 p.m. today

Long-time Duke researcher now No. 2 at FDA

FDA  Dr. Robert Califf, one of the nation's leading medical researchers, joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products.

10:37 a.m. today

Premium Lock Biotech industry impact case study: How Biogen spends $196M in state, employs 1,650 people

Inside the Battelle "Impact of Life Sciences in North Carolina" report: A break down on Biogen's "interactions," from jobs to partnerships and money spent with vendors.

Biogen's RTP plant Biogen's RTP plant

Updated 8:58 a.m. today

Premium Lock Square 1-PacWest $847M deal: A graphical view

In a filing with the SEC early Monday, Durham's Square 1 Bank and PacWest spelled out the financials they say drove the decision of the two financial institutions to merge. Here's a look.

How Square 1 has grown How Square 1 has grown

Updated 11:56 a.m. today

Google to offer own cellular network plan

Google              Vice President Sundar Pichai says Google, the leading Internet search engine and mobile software provider, is working with unnamed network operators on developing a cellular plan. He says "you will see us announce it in the coming months."

Updated 9:39 a.m. today

Cary's Goodnight is No. 177 on world's richest list with $7.5B fortune

Jim Goodnight Jim Goodnight, co-founder and CEO of Cary-based SAS, is No. 177 on the list of the world's richest people as compiled by Forbes. His SAS co-founder John Sall comes in at No. 462. Bill Gates is richest on the list for the second straight year.

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Updated 8:51 a.m. today

Square 1 Bank is sold to California bank in deal worth $849M

Square 1 team at IPO last year Durham's Square 1 Bank, which focuses on the venture capital industry, is being sold to California-based PacWest Bancorp in a deal worth $849 million. The banks announced the deal early Monday.

9:57 a.m. today

HP's big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B

HP "Enterprises are facing a mobile-first world and are looking for solutions that help them transition legacy investments to the new style of IT," HP CEO Meg Whitman says. "By combining Aruba's world-class wireless mobility solutions with HP's leading switching portfolio, HP will offer the simplest, most secure networking solutions to help enterprises easily deploy next-generation mobile networks."

5:48 a.m. today

Students@Work offers valuable experience for middle schoolers

The Broadband Report: More than 100 North Carolina businesses will be helping middle school students this week connect with what they are learning in the classroom with future career opportunities.

Students@Work Students@Work

6:47 a.m. today

GSK, Novartis wrap up $21B asset swap, form joint venture

Drug giants GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis say they have formally closed on a deal valued at more than $21 billion to changes each company in dramatic fashion. Plus, they are moving ahead with a joint venture focusing on consumer healthcare.

A GSK-Novartis joint venture targets over-the-counter products A GSK-Novartis joint venture targets over-the-counter products

7:04 a.m. today

Wilmington life sciences conference links startups with advice, resources

Biotech  A baker's dozen life sciences startups with local connections showcased their concepts at a conference held at University of North Carolina Wilmington's MARBIONC Center. The entrepreneurs also receive plenty of advice on how to grow their ventures.

6:07 a.m. today

Samsung ditches plastic design, adds own mobile pay in new phone

​Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.

Wirelesss Show Flagship Phone Wirelesss Show Flagship Phone

Updated 6:11 a.m. today

Q&A on Samsung's new mobile pay: Here's what's we know

ast fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones -- at least the ones it makes. Here's what we know about the new system.

Spain Wireless Show Flagship Phones Spain Wireless Show Flagship Phones

February 28

Leonard Nimoy leaves legacy on real science, not only science-fiction

Leonard Nimoy didn't just leave a lasting impression on the science-fiction world as Mr. Spock on Star Trek fame, he also left his mark on science itself.

Leonard Nimoy Leonard Nimoy

5:31 a.m. today

WTW in review: Last week's 70 headlines (Part One)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

5:40 a.m. today

WTW in review: Last week's 70 headlines (Part Two)

Week in review Here's a look back at technology, life science and other related news as reported in WRAL TechWire last week. We published so many stories last week, we had to post this in two parts.

February 28

Google Blogger: Why we reversed our policy on porn

Google              In a blog post on Friday, Internet giant Google reversed a change in policy about pornography that it had only announced on Tuesday. "A ton of feedback" triggered the reversal. Here's what Google had to say at Google Blogger.

Updated February 28

FCC explains its 3-2 vote in favor of Wilson's broadband network

The FCC in a 3-2 vote on Thursday overrode North Carolina law, granting The City of Wilson to expand its Greenlight broadband service beyond the city's jurisdiction. Here's the ruling in full detail.

Greenlight Greenlight

Updated February 27

Lenovo offers free security service after adware debacle

Lenovo banner at a trade show     Wracked by the "Superfish" adware debacle last week, ensuing criticism worldwide and then hacked earlier this week, Lenovo on Friday issued a public "promise" to deliver "a cleaner, safer PC." Plus, it is offering free service to a McAfee security service.

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