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.



3:27 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

High-tech Workers Are Target of Triad's Talent War

High-tech workers are enjoying a war for talent in the Triad.
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  In practices reminiscent of the late-'90's dot-com bubble, high-tech workers are being poached by competing employers. Sign-on and referral bonuses, other financial and intangible incentives are once again in use in the aerospace, logistics and computer technology support industries. In this week's Business Report, a discussion about some Triad companies and employees who are benefiting from this talent war.

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11:08 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

New Hope for Alzheimer's Disease Drug

TransTech Pharma drug aimed at delaying onset of Alzheimer's disease is headed toward phase 3 testing.
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The incidence of the mysterious and devastating Alzheimer's disease continues to rise in the U-S.  Justin Catanoso, Business Journal contributing writer and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program,  discusses a Triad company's new drug with potential to delay the onset of Alzheimer's.

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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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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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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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