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Premium Lock UNC growing North Carolina Business News Wire effort

BREAKING NEWS! UNC Chapel Hill's School of Media and Journalism is expanding its North Carolina Business News Wire effort to Maryland, adding more students, and increasing the number of stories under the direction of business journalism professor Chris Roush.

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Premium Lock Banking on change: Fintech startups target financial services

ecommerce          Silicon Valley is pressuring banks to change their ways or risk becoming the latest industry overtaken by technology. Hundreds of startups are offering easier and cheaper ways to save, borrow, spend and invest. They are doing it by shifting the battleground to smartphone apps and websites, which function as digital offices that are accessible around the clock with minimal staffing, and by lowering fees.

December 8, 2016

Premium Lock Emerging NC cleantech firms partner to sell power to grid

PRTI, a Franklinton-based environmentally responsive tire-to-energy business, has reached a strategic partnership with Causam Energy, a Raleigh-based leader in the new transactional energy marketplace.

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Premium Lock Bull City Venture Partners, Cisco team up for startup pitch event

Startups looking for potential investors will have a one-on-one opportunity with Bull City Venture Partners and Cisco at a "pitch" event coming in February.

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December 8, 2016

Premium Lock New exec survey finds 'strong surge' in business optimism

Bullish   A new survey of finance executives finds a "strong surge in optimism" following the election of Donald Trump as president. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants report, which was taken immediately after the election, mirrors the results of a Duke CFO survey released Wednesday and comes as stock markets hit record highs.

Updated December 8, 2016

Premium Lock Senators grill AT&T, Time Warner execs: Will merger mean lower prices?

Senators questioning the logic of a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner turned their focus to the nickels and dimes of the issue, at least as to how the $85.4 billion mega-deal would affect Americans. OK, you say this huge merger will enhance, not quash, competition and benefit consumers. Will it actually reduce prices that consumers pay?

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December 8, 2016

Premium Lock Amazon: Triangle home shoppers buying high-tech - and water

Amazon says its Prime delivery service in the Triangle continues to grow as Christmas nears. And the Echo Dot - Amazon's own smart home device - is among the hottest selling items along with tech device cables. Also hot: Bottled water!

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December 8, 2016

Premium Lock Let the sun shine in: NCSU improves plastic solar cell absorption

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new strategy for fabricating more efficient plastic solar cells. The work has implications for developing solar cells with a wider absorption range and increased efficiency.

Schematics of Sequentially Cast Ternary (SeCaT) solar cell. Schematics of Sequentially Cast Ternary (SeCaT) solar cell.

Updated December 7, 2016

Premium Lock Top 10 2017 tech predictions: eSports, bank disruption, virtual reality and more

Information technology Watch out for a "watershed" year in eSports, more disruption in banking and "mass expansion" of virtual reality content in 2017, says Juniper Research in making its top 10 tech predictions. Our Insiders get the details.

December 7, 2016

Premium Lock Analyzing federal IT spending implications under a Trump administration

Information Technology         President-elect Donald Trump's calls on the campaign trail to increase the size of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps instilled confidence that his policies would benefit defense contractors, although those most likely to benefit appear to be the large aerospace and defense vendors with significant platform businesses, such as Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. There has been less certainty around how his policies would impact federal IT vendors, as technology was not among his top priorities during the campaign.


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