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
12:53 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Putting Aside Dreams of a Megasite

Like this bunny, Davidson County commissioners understand the best way to tackle a big project is one bit at a time.
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Sometimes taking little bites is better than trying to gobble the whole enchilada at one time. On WFDD's Business Report, Justin Catanoso explains to WFDD’s Kathryn Mobley how this applies to new development efforts in Davidson County. Catanoso is a contributing writer for the Business Journal and the director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University.


 

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Hiring
7:16 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Call Centers, Welding Jobs in High Demand

Call Centers are booming in the Triad.
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There was good news this week about expansions and hiring in both the information sector and in the traditional building sectors in the Triad. Justin Catanoso, contributing writer for the Business Journal and the director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University, joins WFDD's Audrey Fannin to discuss these developments

  

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Healthcare
12:00 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Hospitals Struggle to Implement Electronic Records System

Transitioning to electronic records is costing area hospitals more time and money than expected.
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Hospital systems across the nation are struggling with the transition to electronic records, and those in the Triad are no exception. Justin Catanoso, contributing writer for the Business Journal and  director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University, discusses the financial challenges health systems are facing with WFDD’s Audrey Fannin.

 

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Careers
11:29 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Job Outlook for Law School Grads

What is the employment outlook for this year's law school graduates?
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A sea change is underway in the legal profession, and that’s trickling down to law schools across the nation.  Justin Catanoso, contributing writer for the Business Journal and director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University, discusses what this means for law students with WFDD’s Audrey Fannin.

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Education
6:20 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

NC Plans Adoption of Digital Textbooks

Students using a variety of learning formats.
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Education in North Carolina is changing with the times. Governor Pat McCrory wants public schools to make the transition from paper to bits and bytes. Business Journal contributing writer Justin Catanoso and WFDD's Audrey Fannin discuss the plan to begin using digital textbooks.  Justin Catanoso is the director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University.

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