Business & Economy

Business & Economy
12:06 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

Wake Forest Baptist Cutting More Than 900 Jobs

The largest employer in Forsyth County will eliminate 950 jobs by next summer. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is bracing for a decrease in medical reimbursements and federal research funding. This week 76 full-time employees will be let go. By June 475 workers will be let go and another 475 positions will be eliminated through attrition and retirement. CEO Dr. John McConnell says no doctors, nurses or P.A.’s will lose their jobs.

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Business & Economy
12:02 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

Undercover Investigation Reveals More Abuse at Butterball Turkey Plants

Another undercover investigation by an animal rights group has revealed patterns of abuse directed toward turkeys at Butterball poultry plants in four counties. This comes less than a year after the group Mercy for Animals documented abuse at a Hoke County Butterball facility. Vandhana Bhalla with Mercy for Animals says an undercover investigator was wired with a camera, which captured the abuse.

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Business & Economy
11:45 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Hundreds in Durham Eat Vegetarian Thanksgiving

It may be hard to imagine a Thanksgiving feast without meat, refined sugar or dairy products.   But that’s what hundreds of people will have at today’s Vegetarian Thanksgiving in Durham. 

 

More than 600 people will eat in shifts at Café Parizade in Durham for their annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving.  The event has gotten so popular – that the Triangle Vegetarian Society also hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner Sunday at Washington Duke Inn.  Jacobby Jones came down from Rocky Mount for the special feast.

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Business & Economy
11:40 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving - Vegetarian Style

Full plate of fixings at Vegetarian Thanksgiving at Washington Duke Inn
Credit Leoneda Inge

Many households across the country are already filling up with intoxicating smells of roasted, fried or smoked turkey and dressing.  But that’s not what they’re eating in Durham at the largest Vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner in America.  The Vegetarian Thanksgiving event has gotten so big and popular – about 275 people opted to have their special meat-less, gourmet meal last weekend on Sunday.  Changing Economy Reporter Leoneda Inge was there.

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Business & Economy
7:55 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Roads Expected To Be Busier This Holiday

You won't be alone if you're planning on driving to your destination this Thanksgiving holiday. Triple-A Carolinas says there will be more than 1-point-1 million North Carolinians on the roadways through the end of the week. Angela Vogel Daley is a spokeswoman for Triple-A Carolinas.

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Business & Economy
7:30 am
Thu November 15, 2012

SAS Tops "World's Best" List

Cary-based SAS has topped the grand-daddy of Best Places to Work lists.  SAS is number one on the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list.  To make the top 25 list – a company has to have more than five-thousand employees, with at least 40-percent of them working outside the company’s home country.  Lisa Pappas is a Customer Experience Tester at SAS.

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Business & Economy
6:00 am
Wed November 14, 2012

Research Triangle Park Bus Hits the Road

The RTP tour bus
Credit Leoneda Inge

Business, education and political leaders have given the Research Triangle Foundation a “thumbs-up” on its new, long-awaited master plan for the park.  Now the folks in RTP are selling the new vision across the state.

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Business & Economy
5:00 am
Wed November 14, 2012

RDU Offers Traveler Rewards Program

Passengers who travel through Raleigh-Durham Airport will have a chance to earn rewards for their business.

Things will get really busy very soon at RDU Airport.

Michael Landguth: "Friday actually kicks off the busiest travel period of the year for RDU so we want to introduce a new program."

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Business & Economy
5:10 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Greensboro Mayor Faces Personal Home Foreclosure

The mayor of Greensboro is trying to avoid having his home foreclosed on while paying down his debts to the IRS.

Mayor Robbie Perkins has been in commercial real estate for 32 years. He says an industry depression combined with a split from his wife has left him in a bad financial circumstance. The IRS put a lien on his Greensboro home early this year in an effort to get him to pay some of the $86,000 he owed in federal taxes.

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Business & Economy
4:40 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Attorney General's Office Challenges Duke Rate Hike

The state attorney general's office is going before the state Supreme Court to challenge a rate increase for Duke Energy.

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