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This job fair is a circus

Tech companies traded suits and a hotel ballroom for T-shirts and shorts at “The Cage” on Durham’s American Tobacco Campus. The companies weren’t even calling the shots at this job fair — job seekers were. The ringmaster overseeing the stacks of free hot dogs wrapped in foil, acrobats in shimmering tutus, floating balloons and a […]

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New supermarkets spark Triangle grocer wars

The competitive fires are being stoked by an invasion of new supermarket brands in the Triangle – Publix, Wegmans, Sprouts Farmers Market and Lidl – that already have begun vying, or soon will be competing, to become the new go-to store. While basic economics dictates that the consumer will benefit, some of the area’s longstanding […]

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Backed by baby-food mogul Paul Manning, Durham drug developer plans IPO

North Carolina’s life-science industry gets more intriguing by the day, it seems. The state’s newest public company is likely to be Dova Pharmaceuticals, a Durham-based drug developer that filed June 2 for a $75 million initial public offering. Its drugs are intended to focus on low blood platelet count disorders. Director Paul B. Manning, 61, […]

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Womble, Carlyle merges with British firm

Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice will combine with a British firm in a move that will give the N.C. partner its first international office. The local law firm, the largest in the state, will lose its marquee name and become Womble Bond Dickinson. Womble Carlyle has 500 lawyers in 15 offices, while Bond Dickinson has 580 […]

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