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  • Duke researchers say fracking taxes pay for driling-related local public services

    Posted by John Murawski on October 31, 2014

    Shale gas drilling generates sufficient local taxes and fees to cover the costs of local government services, such as waste water and road repair, according to a study by Duke University researchers.

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  • Lenovo tablet shipments rose 30.6 percent

    Posted by David Ranii on October 31, 2014

    Lenovo’s worldwide tablet shipments rose 30.6 percent in the third quarter from a year ago, far outpacing the overall market.

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  • Cornerstone Bank names new CEO

    Posted on October 31, 2014

    Mark A. Holmes, CEO of Cornerstone Bank

    Veteran banker Mark A. Holmes has been named president and CEO of Wilson-based Cornerstone Bank and its corporate parent, CB Financial.

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  • IPO-bound PRA turns profitable

    Posted by David Ranii on October 31, 2014

    Pharmaceutical services company PRA Health Sciences, which is planning to go public, reports in its latest filing that it turned profitable in the third quarter.

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  • INC Research could go public next week

    Posted by David Ranii on October 31, 2014

    INC Research's initial public offering of common stock is expected to happen next week. IPOscoop.com's calendar of IPO dates, based on information obtained from underwriters, reports that INC's shares are expected to begin trading on Friday. That means that the company's shares are likely to be priced Thursday after the markets close.

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  • CEO Chris Viehbacher ousted from Sanofi

    Posted by David Ranii on October 31, 2014

    Chris Viehbacher, who was GlaxoSmithKline's top executive in Research Triangle Park before becoming CEO of Sanofi, was fired by the French pharmaceutical company's board of directors this week.

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