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Report: Amazon officials pressed NC governor on 'bathroom bill'

1 day ago

A visiting team of Amazon officials that recently toured the Triangle seeking information about whether the region is a fit for its HQ2 project reportedly grilled Gov. Roy Cooper about House Bill 2, the so-called “bathroom bill”

Worker safety probe adds to Tesla's woes, scrutiny after employee suffers broken jaw

10 hours ago

Tesla is already under scrutiny because of its uncertain financial outlook, troubles producing a new model and safety questions about its driver-assistance technology. Add workplace safety to the list.

Former news anchor Campbell Brown an emerging force at Facebook

10 hours ago

Since she joined the Silicon Valley company in 2017 to repair its frayed relationship with the news media, many have considered former CNN and NBC anchor Campbell Brown as little more than window dressing. That view is changing.

AT&T plans wireless upgrade toward 5G in Triangle, Charlotte later this year

1 day ago

AT&T continues to ramp up its efforts to deploy true wireless broadband (gigabit speeds) known as 5G with the Triangle and Charlotte slated to begin landing faster capabilities later this year.

Cree gives raises to Wisconsin workers, also hires some contractors as employees

1 day ago

Cree has given some employees pay raises and converted some contract workers to “work directly as Cree employees.”

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Audit clears Facebook despite Cambridge Analytica leaks

An audit of Facebook’s privacy practices for the Federal Trade Commission found no problems even though the company knew at the time that a data-mining firm improperly obtained private data from millions of users.

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Army, too, considering Raleigh for future HQ

The Army is looking to establish a new Futures Command, a group to be led by a four-star general that works to keep the force’s modernization efforts on track, and Raleigh is a finalist for the project.

Genetics

RTP-based Metabolon to work with VA on massive genomics, precision medicine project

RTP-based Metabolon to work with VA on massive genomics, precision medicine project

Metabolon, a global leader in the study of biological data based on metabolomics, is partnering with a genomics services company to provide analysis of biological samples from US veterans that are part of a US Department of Veterans Affairs project, the results of which could lead to advances in personalized medicine

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