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"While more and more firms are focused on addressing gender equality in the workplace, we've lacked a holistic set of data to better understand the issues facing companies, employees and clients," a Bloomberg exec says. The BFGEI gives investors an important new decision-making tool by providing objective, concrete data around difficult-to-measure areas like policies and products."
Bivarus, a startup focusing on patient experience anayltics that raised $2 million in March, has acquired a Hickory-based firm that provides healthcare measurement and consulting.
Any time companies merger, they talk about cost savings and "synergies." That often means layoffs with redundant services and more often being cut. So will there be an immediate impact in Durham at Quintiles' global headquarters? And why merge with IMS Health Services? WTW asks a Quintiles exec for details.
Durham-based life science services giant Quintiles is merging with IMS Health Holdings in a deal forming a company worth some $17.6 billion. The merger was announced early Tuesday. Quintiles founder Dennis Gillings will lead the combined board but IMS shareholders will hold majority of stock. Wall Street reacts negatively to the news.
The mystery creator of the digital currency bitcoin has finally stepped forward. Or has he? Plus: A primer about the digital currency - how it works and more.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The Navy unveils an unmanned sub hunter; Philips is spinning off its lighting group; Senator wants probe of billboards that track mobile data; and delays in Oculus VR devices generate complaints.
INC Research's latest earnings report reflects growth in earnings, revenue and hiring. But a separate SEC filing discloses 175 layoffs as part of a reorganization. More are coming. Company execs also say they are using more contractors, which often are more expensive than full-time employees. What's going on? CROs such as INC, and Quintiles are battling for a particular kind of talent. They are known as CRAs.
Analysis: A review of Verizon's most recently quarterly earnings report shows the communication giant's continuing transformation into a digital media and Internet of Things heavyweight, writes Steve Vachon of Technology Business Research.
An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, a claim that would end one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world. Plus, a graphical view of Bitcoin's history.
Paying customers for Ryan Perlowin's weekly meal plan emails prompted a new Chapel Hill startup and Kickstarter campaign to fund it.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The search resumes for the "God particle" at CERN; the FDA approves a Parkinson's disease drug; Marissa Mayer gets $55 million severance package if ousted; and billionaire Carl Icahn sells his stake in Apple.
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Bob Ingram, a longtime Triangle pharmaceutical executive and investor, has been renominated to the board of directors at troubled Valeant Pharmaceuticals. He will be replaced as chairman by incoming CEO Joe Papa.
RTP headlines: AgBiome opens new facility; NC leads in grid storage; PRA beats Street; MaxPoint reverse split
In our latest wrapup of Triangle headlines: AgBiome moves into new headquarters in RTP; a North Carolina utility takes the lead in power grid storage; PRA Health Sciences earnings tops analysts expectations; and MaxPoint pulls off a reverse merger.