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Premium Lock Top LabCorp exec: 'We are well positioned for growth'

David King LabCorp beats the Street in revenue and earnings, and its top executive sees more growth ahead for the Burlington-based life science services giant.

7:43 a.m. today

Premium Lock GSK's new CEO unveils strategic shakeup strategy (+ video)

Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline's new CEO Emma Walmsley utilized the timing of GSK's latest earnings report to unveil the new strategic direction in which she intends to take the company. A key point of emphasis is HIV, which could mean good news for the Triangle.

Updated 26 minutes ago

Top Verizon reseller picks Raleigh for new HQ, 250 jobs

A Wireless, the largest independent selling agent for Verizon with more than 1,000 retail outlets, is moving its headquarters to Raleigh and plans to create some 250 jobs that will pay an average wage of $93,000.

Inside an A Wireless store Inside an A Wireless store

5:26 a.m. today

Premium Lock Software services, FirstNet likely to boost AT&T

AT&T deepens emphasis on the public sector and software-mediated network services to improve Business Solutions revenue. And FirstNet looks to be a boost as well, says Technology Business Research Analyst Steve Vachon.

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Updated 5:28 a.m. today

Premium Lock AT&T improves value proposition despite increasing competition

AT&T                             AT&T is improving its value proposition as competition within the mobile and video markets intensify, says Technology Business Research Steve Vachon in his review of the tech giant's latest earnings report.

Updated 1:30 p.m. yesterday

Fewer Triangle entrepreneurs plan to boost hiring, capital spending

Economy Even as U.S. consumer confidence soars, Triangle entrepreneurs are slightly less enthusiastic about the state of business heading into the third quarter of 2017, according to a new survey.

11:26 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock FilterEasy closes on $6.9M in new venture funding

FilterEasy, the Raleigh-based startup that offers air filter services for HVAC systems on a subscription basis, has closed on $6.9 million in new venture funding.

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8:59 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock GSK's new CEO continues reshaping drug giant with new female CTO

Emma Walmsley, the first female CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, is adding another female voice to the drug giant's management team.

Karenann Terrell Karenann Terrell

Updated 11:00 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Former Red Hat CFO Charlie Peters joins software firm's board

Charlie Peters Charlie Peters, long-time chief financial officer at Red Hat, is coming out of retirement to take a new job. And he's joining another former Hatter at an emerging open-source software firm as a member of the board.

Tags: Red Hat
Updated 7:36 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Epic's new 'Fortine' roll-out turns into a technical nightmare

Cary-based Epic Games launched early access to its eagerly anticipated "Fortnite" game on Monday - and immediately ran into server problems. Despite numerous posts from Epic on forums explaining what was happening as the roll-out turned into a day-long nightmare, fans weighed in with attacks - and praise.

Combat in Fortnite  Combat in Fortnite

Updated 7:25 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Alphabet still spells p-r-o-f-i-t-s despite $2.7B EU fine

Google Alphabet, the corporate parent of all things Google, continues to grow revenues despite a whopping $2.7 billion fine from the European Union. Technology Business Research Analyst Daniel Callahan takes a look at the profit-making machine.

Updated 6:49 a.m. yesterday

Laura Baverman: Raleigh's Social House Vodka raises $1.7M, aims to be national brand

The new North Carolina distillery Social House Vodka plans to be largest craft vodka distiller in NC by year's end, reports ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.

6:31 a.m. yesterday

ViiV Healthcare's AIDS drug shows promise in combo trial

 AIDS research A one-two that combines two AIDS treatments, including one from ViiV Healthcare which has its headquarters om the Triangle, is showing promise, according to researchers.

Updated 1:31 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock Charlotte fundings: Commerce Signals, Falfurrias raise cash (+ video)

Commerce Signals pulls in nearly $12 million as it seeks to broaden the reach of its platform that offers "data-driven answers" to advertising and marketing performance. Meanwhile, investment firm Falfurrias Capital Partners has raised $7.2 million to fund an acquisition.

1:27 p.m. Monday

NCSU researchers find corn gene conferring resistance to multiple plant leaf diseases

Agbio Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a specific gene in corn that appears to be associated with resistance to two and possibly three different plant leaf diseases.

12:35 p.m. Monday

Premium Lock Review: Amazon meal kits offer easy dinner - for a price (+ video)

Amazon's new ready-to-eat meal package is the perfect recipe for someone who doesn't have enough time to shop and cook, yet has a healthy appetite and a need for balanced meals. But how does it compare to the competition?

11:19 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Report: How to drive innovation within government

Innovation Driving the transformation of the federal enterprise through innovation is central not just to improving the lives of Americans and boosting productivity, but also to restoring faith in government, says the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

10:27 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Is oil well water safe for irrigation? Feds want RTI, Duke to find out

Water RTI International and Duke University are teaming up to determine whether the use of so-called "produced water" from oil wells for crop irrigation is safe. And there's a lot of this water. Plus: Defining "produced water."

9:41 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Venture news: WebMD sold for $2.8B; Grap app lands $2B; Uber under attack

Venture Capital     News around the world in venture capital includes three major stories. Here's the latest.