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Keeping Big Pharma in check: Alternatives for the average consumer

For the better part of the last decade, the topic that tops the list of social and political debates has been the out-of-control cost of healthcare, which includes Big Pharma if you want to be accurate.


Virginia bankers contribute $25,000 to literacy program

The Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation has contributed $25,000 as a sponsor of Virginia Reads One Book, a statewide program that will support more than 40,000 public school students and their families from 41 districts across Virginia.


2018 Virginia Patient Safety Summit returns to Richmond

Health care providers, clinicians, and other members of the Virginia health care community are in Richmond this week for a two-day event focused on patient safety and quality improvement.

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FTC grants early termination of antitrust waiting period for proposed Dominion Energy-SCANA combination

Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), and SCANA Corporation (NYSE: SCG) announced Thursday that their proposed combination has cleared a key condition needed for completion.

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10 safety tips to follow when going on a blind date

Blind dating has become the most popular way to meet people. Keep your blind date experiences fun but also safe by following these 10 safety tips.

How to boost your monthly income: The easy way

Your monthly income may not be at its highest potential, but it can certainly be increased with some simple strategies. Strategies that you may recognize as passive income strategies. If you are wise enough in terms of passive income strategies, then you can make yourself quite of a wealth.


Expense reports focus on ridesharing in 2017

There was a lot of conversation and a lot of press coverage about Uber in 2017, much of which focused on the embattled former CEO Travis Kalanick.

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Dominion Energy awards $50,000 to ArtStars winners

This year’s Dominion Energy ArtStars award-winners are brightening communities and inspiring a whole new generation of talented students and performers across Virginia.

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Retail Apocalypse: How to survive 2018

Last year was the first year since 2009 that we saw the total number of retail stores in the United States shrink. By the end of 2017, retailers announced more than 8,000 store closures.


IRI survey results: Thirty-five million Boomers without retirement savings

From now until the year 2030, Baby Boomers will retire at the rate of 10,000 individuals per day. At which point, 73 million US citizens, or approximately 20 percent of the American population will be 65 and up.


Prominent VVP partner Amit Raizada invests in Team Echo Fox

Amit Raizada is a well-known investor and entrepreneur who has a legacy of impressive achievements. He is the founder of Spectrum Business Ventures, a company that has business interests in a variety of industries, including finance, technology, energy and eSports.

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Dominion Energy announces fourth quarter, full year 2017 earnings

Dominion Energy today announced unaudited reported earnings determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (reported earnings) for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2017, of $1.4 billion ($2.25 per share) compared with earnings of $457 million ($0.73 per share) for the same period in 2016. 


Social media revolutionizing our world

Social media is loosely defined as a group of new kinds of online media. Social media allows participation, openness, conversation, community and connectedness. This is through its structure which is based on networks.

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Georgia receives poor grades for tobacco prevention efforts

Recently, the American Lung Association gave the state of Georgia low marks on tobacco control across several categories. According the association, Georgia failed to decrease usage across the state, despite efforts to do so.

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Albemarle County Finance Department launches online business tax portal

Albemarle County is introducing a new online portal for business taxes.

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Hundreds of Virginia residents going to work through LIUNA, community colleges pact

The Laborers’ International Union of North America announced a partnership with the Virginia Community College System to recruit and train Virginia residents to work on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.


Virginia Law Foundation offers free content to pro bono attorneys through new pro bono portal

Virginia’s attorneys volunteer countless hours of free counsel to help fill unmet legal needs in their communities.  However, even with all these donated services, our “justice gap” remains formidable as over 80% of the civil legal needs of the poor in Virginia, and nationwide, reportedly go unmet.


Tenth annual ag trade conference set for March

The 10th annual Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade is planned for March 5 at the Richmond Marriott Downtown.

Workshop to help cattleman control harmful toxin

Virginia is home to more than 1.5 million head of beef cattle, and those animals are in danger of ingesting grass infected with a harmful toxin.

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AAA: Gas prices continue upward push

Consumers accustomed to seeing gas prices dip in January are wondering if, and when, that break will arrive at local gas stations. Local and national gas prices continued to climb this week, indicating that 2018 may bring higher gas prices compared to the year prior.


How to Learn Accounting On your Own

It is a known fact that the easiest way to learn anything is through practice. Accounting is a very important procedure for businesses whether it is a big business or a small business.

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Dinner Diva: Snacking keeps you fat

One of things I used to promote was eating 5-6 small meals a day. That’s right, you just kept that jaw chewing and your body in digestive mode pretty much all day.

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline receives final approval from West Virginia agency

The following is a statement by Dominion Energy spokesperson Aaron Ruby regarding the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s approval of the state’s erosion and sediment control permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.


Is medical laboratory science the right career for you?

If you love science and the human body but aren’t so keen on interacting with patients or cleaning up bodily fluids, a career in medical laboratory science could be just for you.

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The 10 best hosting companies for small businesses

Are you venturing into the world of setting up a business website? Not quite sure which of the hosting companies are the best for your situation? There are so many different hosting companies out there offering a wide range of services that it can be really difficult to decide on one hosting company.