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Raleigh Triangle Local and Business News

  • Crowd of 1,800 expected at NAI Carolantic Realty conference at PNC Arena

    Every year for the past 30 years, business, government and community leaders from across the state have gathered in Raleigh for an invitation-only event put on by the NAI Carolantic Realty commercial real estate brokerage firm.

    The event eventually grew so large that the only venue in Raleigh that could hold it was PNC Arena, home to NHL team the Carolina Hurricanes and N.C. State University’s men’s basketball team.

    For this year’s event, organizers at Carolantic are expecting a record 1,800 people…

  • Family Dollar board to shareholders: Vote for $8.5B Dollar Tree deal

    Family Dollar Stores Inc.’s (NYSE:FDO) board continues to support the company’s proposed $8.5 billion merger with Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR), according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing Tuesday.

    The Matthews-based discount retailer’s board met Monday to consider an update from Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) related to its hostile takeover bid.

    Read: Source: Dollar General waving the white flag in battle for Family Dollar

    Family Dollar’s board unanimously reaffirmed its recommendation…

  • Report: Salix hires Centerview Partners to explore sale

    You know what they mean when they say: Where there is smoke, there is fire.

    Well, for months, speculation about the fate of Raleigh’s largest home-grown drug company, Salix Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: SLXP), has revolved around whether the company would be able to stay independent, especially since the multibillion-dollar drug company does not have a CEO. Earlier this month, longtime Salix CEO Carolyn Logan stepped down. Company Chairman Thomas D’Alonzo has assumed the CEO role on an interim basis.

    It…

  • Triangle’s first Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint to open Jan. 24

    A Morrisville couple with franchise rights to open three new Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint restaurant locations in the Triangle will open its first Jan. 24 at the new Parkside Town Commons retail center in Cary.

    Franchisees Andrew and Tallie Madans of Morrisville signed a franchise deal with the Atlanta-based Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint company in early 2014 with a commitment to open three locations in the Triangle. They say they are still seeking sites for the other two locations, but expect to sign…

  • Pope: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

    APTOPIX Philippines Pope AsiaPope Francis is firmly upholding church teaching banning contraception, but said Monday that Catholics don’t have to breed “like rabbits” and should instead practice “responsible parenting.”