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N.C. State economist Dr. Michael Walden has warned this year that the state's economy is slowing. His latest analysis reiterates those concerns, although he doesn't use the word "recession" in describing a slowdown. He is blaming economic troubles overseas for the state's challenge. Statewide unemployment did tick up a bit in June, new data shows.
Durham-based Baebies, a health-screening startup, has raised $13 million in equity financing, the company said Monday. Backers include Rex Health Ventures, Duke Angel Network, Duke University's DUMAC, and the NC Biotechnology Center.
Atmospheric Plasma Solutions, a Cary-based company with strategic ties to North Carolina State University is seeking $1.5 million in equity, according to a regulatory filing. It uses plasma technology to enable a wide range of materials processing options that may otherwise be out of reach, such as a process that previously required costly and dangerous chemicals or high temperatures.
One nursing student's desire to be able to Skype in on a nursing education moment, sparked an idea with three Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON) educators. The trio worked together to use telepresence robots made by a Californian firm as an instructional tool for high fidelity or life-like clinical simulations.
College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors. But that's only if they aren't using Facebook to compare their bodies to their friends' bodies, according to the authors of a surprising new study at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
Layoffs have recently hit several large high-tech firms in the Triangle with Qualcomm becoming the latest to announce job cuts on Wednesday. Now a new survey finds optimism among the Triangle's booming startup community is cooling with more firms planning job cuts and less hiring.
A group made up of students and staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will receive a $150,000 grant to develop a project to help track political speeches on the campaign trail.
The numbers are in for the most recent quarter and the end of fiscal 2015: The N.C. Biotechnology Center reports awarding $1.8 million in grants and loans for the most recent quarter, adding up to nearly $6.8 million for the year.
The countdown is nearing zero for the fourth annual Innovate Raleigh Summit. Plus, High-tech accelerator Techstars is bringing its program to help veterans who want to become entrepreneurs - called Patriot Boot Camp - to Chapel Hill. Plus, other tech events.
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Arcato Labs, a Durham startup, is taking a new route raising growth capital to commercialize a product that reduces the discomfort of braces. It plans to raise $1 million to $1.5 million through new rules allowing the public solicitation of investors.
AT&T, the North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) and four prestigious North Carolina colleges and universities plan to create a community enablement panel to identify new opportunities when broadband becomes available. The move follows AT&T's launch of U-verse with its GigaPower high speed Internet service in the region, which debuts in Durham on Monday (July 20).
East Carolina University will create the first School of Entrepreneurship in the region with a $5 million commitment from Raleigh area entrepreneur J. Fielding Miller and his wife Kim Grice Miller, the school said Wednesday.
Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked among the top 50 universities for the number of utility patents issued in 2014, according to the report on the top 100 worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents. UNC-CH ranked 46 and Duke 47. Wake Forest made the top 100 list at 93.
The number of Americans who get news from Twitter and Facebook continues to rise - primarily because more of the users of the social networks are encountering it there rather than user base increases, says a new survey from the Pew Research Center.