Business & Economy
10:44 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Triangle Is Top 20 Producer of U-S Patents

Credit www.uspto.gov

A report released today by the Brookings Institution takes an in depth look at trends in U-S patenting.

It’s probably no surprise – the Triangle is in the top 20 when it comes to producing patents.  This ranking is during a tough set of years – between 2007 and 2011 – when the country was in an economic depression.

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3:10 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

Local Universities See Endowment Gains

College and university endowments are growing again. But as Dave DeWitt reports, the gains are not enough yet to cover losses over the last five years.

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6:00 am
Tue August 23, 2011

UNC Charlotte Is (Getting) Ready For Some Football

UNC Charlotte
Credit UNC Charlotte

This has not been a good few months for major college football. Schools like Ohio State, U-S-C, and Miami have run afoul of the NCAA. That’s also the case at UNC-Chapel Hill, where football coach Butch Davis was fired just before practice began, and school officials will face the NCAA infractions committee in October.

While this environment would seem to make college presidents run from big-time football, one UNC system school is running toward it.

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