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Triad on fast track to land Toyota-Mazda plant, consultant says

John Boyd Jr. This time, it looks like the Triad is going to land the “game-changer” project that can accelerate the region’s growth. That’s the view of site-selection consultant John Boyd, who believes the Bloomberg News report that North Carolina and Alabama are finalists for a $1.6 billion Toyota-Mazda vehicle assembly plant. “This is the […]

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Raleigh merchants slam WRAL over parade plans

The Board of the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association has a message for WRAL: Don’t broadcast our Christmas Parade. The broadcaster, which had sponsored the GRMA parade for decades, lost the contract this year to rival WTVD, but announced in October it would still televise the event. The GRMA claimed in its letter WRAL had failed to […]

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INC Research/inVentiv Health shares hammered last week

INC Research/inVentiv Health lost more than $1 billion in market value last week, which makes it the biggest loser among North Carolina public companies after missing earnings expectations. The biggest gainers of the week were Primo Water, Tanger Factory Outlets and Qorvo. Biggest decliners in addition to INC Research/inVentiv Health included Extended Stay America and […]

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Aflac-owned insurance firm beefing up Charlotte staff

Empowered Benefits, a cloud-based benefits administration and enrollment software company owned by Aflac, has spent $3 million to double the size of its digital innovation center on Tryon Street. The company plans to add 30 jobs by the end of the year.

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