The Business Report

Friday at 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Every week, 88.5 WFDD speaks with Justin Catanoso, contributing writer with the Business Journal and director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University, about events and developments affecting the Piedmont Triad's economy.

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Business
4:54 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Shortage of Residency Slots Delay Medical School Graduates

Each year, thousands of medical school graduates don't get into a residency program. Experts say this delays their ability to become doctors and help the growing number of patients.
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Fewer medical residency slots are creating a national health problem.

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Business
10:52 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Real Estate Market Bouncing Back Into Apparent Shortage

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After years of recovering from the recession, the housing market is regaining strength in the Triad.  Bit as Justin Catanoso, contributing writer with the Business Journal, explains, the residential real estate market is bouncing back into an apparent shortage.  

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Employment
5:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

"Returnships" Are a New Twist on Internships

Older workers are finding success landing manufacturing jobs through internships.
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  Completing an internship is a time-honored way for college students to gain both work experience and course credit.  But the Business Journal is reporting this week on the growth of so-called "returnships" in the manufacturing sector.  Contributing writer Justin Catanoso discusses these new kinds of internships in WFDD's weekly business report.  He's also director of Wake Forest University's Journalism program. 

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Retail
7:31 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Oak Hollow Mall's Future Unclear

High Point University is unable to move forward with its original plans for Oak Hollow Mall. The mall's future is unclear.
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  Sometimes big projects don't turn out quite as planned. Justin Catanoso, contributing writer with the Business Journal, discusses one such development, Oak Hollow Mall.

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Research
10:09 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Universities Seek New Revenue from Research

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Universities and colleges with a strong focus on research are exploring new revenue opportunities by licensing their discoveries and creating spinoff companies to produce and sell them. Justin Catanoso, 

contributing writer with the Business Journal and director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University, discusses how Triad institutions are participating in this trend with WFDD’s Audrey Fannin.

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