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  • Brew battle: Anheuser-Busch mounts trademark challenge against Greensboro's Natty Greene's

    Greensboro craft brewery Natty Greene’s Brewing Co. has attracted the attention – and opposition – of brewing behemoth Anheuser-Busch.

    The St. Louis-based brewer has weighed in against the federal trademark application of Natty Greene’s, saying it infringes upon trademarks for one of its brews, Natural Light, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

    What’s the connection? Anheuser-Busch says many beer drinkers commonly refer to Natural Light as “Natty’s,” so the company trademarked the…

  • N.C. adds 5,700 private jobs in May, but unemployment rate increases

    North Carolina private employers added 5,700 jobs from April to May, and commerce analysts estimate there were 10,000 more employed persons in that same time.

    The unemployment rate actually increased, the first month-over-month increase in more than a year, but that has more to do with how the rate is calculated, than a fair snapshot of the overall economy. For months, the rate has been artificially decreasing, so a more astute analysis of the jobs picture looks at overall employment, not the unemployment…

  • Citrix program hopes to bridge Triangle-Silicon Valley ties

    John McIntyre, the spearhead behind Citrix’s accelerator arm, says the tech giant is teaming up with Raleigh’s HQ Raleigh – and looking for partners as it preps to bring a startup initiative to the City of Oaks.

    McIntyre says he hopes the program- which will target pre-seed and early stage startups, will help “build bridges from Raleigh to Silicon Valley.”

    The original program, based in Silicon Valley, is a three-month Citrix (Nasdaq: CTXS) initiative that works with outside partners such as Coca-Cola…

  • New Belgium brewery targets Durham for festival

    A portion of downtown Durham will succomb to craft brewery New Belgium’s efforts to make its presence in North Carolina known this summer, with a festival centered around bicycle culture.

    Perhaps you got a preview of it two weeks ago, when the company hosted a mini-bike jousting event downtown Raleigh, which included plenty of opportunities to taste, purchase and win some of their staple; New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale.

    That event was a precursor to New Belgium’s national even, the Tour de…

  • With Geami acquisition, Ranpak to expand in Raleigh

    An Ohio-based paper packaging company that acquired a Raleigh-based packaging company, Geami, in May has signed a deal to relocate and consolidate operation in Raleigh at the recently-renovated 540 North distribution center on Capital Boulevard.

    Ranpak Corp. had signed a lease contract for 60,000 square feet in the 235,000-square-foot building. It will partially fill a space that was vacated two years ago by G&L Marble.

    Geami is currently located at an operations facility on Beryl Road in west…