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  • Insurance group to close Morrisville call center, lay off 107 people

    A Morrisville call center office for global insuance company QBE North America will be shutting down by next March, per a WARN notification sent to the state Department of Commerce this week.

    The move will eliminate about 107 jobs in Morrisville, according to the WARN notice. Most of the jobs are related to positions in customer care, loss draft representatives and their supervisors.

    QBE’s corporate legal counsel Bruce Larson in his letter to the state did not specify why the Morrisville office…

  • For-profit hospitals learning what nonprofit hospitals already know

    For-profit hospitals seem to be entering a game that nonprofit hospitals in the Triangle have already long been playing: Urgent Care.

    Health care experts nearly unanimously agree that one of the big drivers of health care costs in the United States has been from emergency room visits for non-emergent reasons. People get bumps, bruises or minor cuts and go to the emergency room, which is really meant for major incidents. Because these ERs have such expensive equipment – useful for major injuries,…

  • New Antivirus Recommendations – 2014

    We are actually big fans of Avast and MalwareBytes – but we sure might be giving the Avira product a test drive again! Best Free PC Antivirus Software 2014 – Tom’s Guide http://news.google.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:15:37 GMT The Fuse JoplinBest Free PC Antivirus Software 2014Tom’s GuideFor Windows PC users, a good antivirus program […]

  • CEO: Changes are coming at the merged VantageSouth-Yadkin

    VantageSouth is officially no more.

    The Raleigh company has combined with Elkin-based Yadkin Financial to form the largest community bank in North Carolina.

    But you wouldn’t know it driving down Creedmoor on Monday in Raleigh.

    The sign still stands.

    And, if you were to make a deposit, you’d fill out the same slip.

    “It doesn’t look like anything has changed,” acknowledges Scott Custer, the VantageSouth CEO who now helms the combined company. But change is coming.

    Custer says the branding…

  • bioMérieux to break ground on Durham expansion

    About 18 months after it announced it would invest $48 million and add 44 jobs, diagnostics company bioMérieux has plans to break ground in Durham.

    The French-based life sciences company received $400,000 from Durham County in February 2013 and a $200,000 grant from the state a month before. But it has been relatively quiet about the expansion since then.

    On July 9, that will change.

    CEO Alexandre Mérieux along with Americas President and CEO Stefan Willemsen are scheduled to join Gov. Pat…