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QNet and the baseless allegations of Gurupreet Singh Anand against QNET

Like many multi-level marketing (MLM) companies, QNET has had its fair share of detractors.


What’s an affiliate program? Ways to trade without an initial investment

Is it possible to earn money without investing into the international Forex market? At first glance, such an idea seems absolutely hopeless.

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Canadian milk pricing strategy shuts out U.S. dairy farmers

In 2016, U.S. dairy farmers saw the value of milk fall to its lowest level since the recession. Now they’re facing an additional challenge from Canada.


McAuliffe announces new economic impact figures for Virginia agritourism industry

A new economic impact study conducted by Virginia Tech shows that Virginia’s agritourism industry accounts for $2.2 billion in economic activity.


Spectrum Brands to retrain employees in Montgomery County

Spectrum Brands is investing $7.28 million over the next couple years in its Montgomery County operation to purchase equipment.


Consumers paying less this spring for a dozen foods

Americans will be able to eat several meals less expensively this spring than in previous years.

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Shenandoah Valley Partnership director to address Bridgewater College Scott Symposium

Carrie Chenery, director of the Shenandoah Valley Partnership, will headline the Scott Symposium on Business Ethics at Bridgewater College.


The day the music died? Waynesboro fails, again, on Wayne Theatre agreement

The City of Waynesboro will not honor an economic-development agreement with the Wayne Theatre Alliance.

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Cadence wins 2016 Leadership in MedTech Award for contract manufacturing

Medical Design & Outsourcing selected Cadence Inc. as a recipient of the 2016 Leadership in MedTech Award for Contract Manufacturing.


Grupo Phoenix to create 145 new jobs in Pulaski County

Grupo Phoenix will invest $48.7 million to expand its subsidiary manufacturing operation, Phoenix Packaging Operations, in Pulaski County.


How to maximize your digital advertising budget in 2017

This year it’s not just about having a digital advertising strategy. Now, smart businesses are looking at refining their strategies.


Three mistakes to avoid when naming your new company

Choosing a name for your new business is a lot harder than it might seem on the surface.

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Dominion Solar for Schools program expanding

The expansion of Solar for Schools occurs as Dominion’s solar investment in Virginia approaches $1 billion.


NAFTA trading partners recount gains since 1994

Agriculture officials from the Canadian and Mexican embassies detailed benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement.


Hobby Lobby to change advertising practices as part of settlement

Attorney General Mark Herring has reached a settlement with arts and crafts store Hobby Lobby concerning its advertising practices.


SteelFab to expand manufacturing operation in Emporia

SteelFab will invest $2.14 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the City of Emporia.

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How to form the leanest startup possible in 2017

The rise of lean startups and solopreneurs is a telling tale for modern business owners.


The role of timing when you start a business

You’ve probably heard the phrase “timing is everything” throughout your life.


Tips for businessmen and entrepreneurs who deal with enormous stress

Dealing with a substantial amount of stress can eventually become overwhelming.


Must-know tips for the CPA exam

Accounting professionals hoping to excel in their field and advance their finance careers tend to focus on one route: achieving the CPA designation.

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House subcommittee kills bills to raise minimum wage

The GOP-majority Commerce and Labor Subcommittee #2 today killed three bills that would have raised the minimum wage in Virginia.

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Bill to streamline small business licensure passes Senate

Senator Jeremy McPike’s bill to provide optional bonding for Class A and B contractors passed the Virginia Senate.


Economist: Farms have changed significantly over past three decades

Farm income is down, according to Dr. Bob Young, chief economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation.


Right-to-Work and the Apartheid state

There are plenty of reasons why people who believe in human freedom and free markets should oppose so-called “right-to-work” laws.

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Senate committee blocks minimum wage increase

A Senate committee failed to pass two measures that would have seen an increase in Virginia’s minimum wage.


Shentel’s annual Big Give Initiative breaks record donations

Shentel held its third annual holiday initiative, The Big Give, this past December and more than doubled the amount raised.

Studies show TV ads impact childhood obesity gene

A new study has found that a genetic trait related to obesity may in fact make children more susceptible to unhealthy food commercials.

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Boyce Brannock named to boards of First National Corporation, First Bank

First National Corporation announced this week the appointment of Boyce Brannock to the Board of Directors of the Company.


Sterling drops on weak trade data

Sterling dropped below 1.2100 in the forex market for the first time since October 2016 in the wake of the UK trade data.


Report: One in five Marketplace consumers was small business owner, self-employed

Treasury released a report with new data on sources of health insurance coverage for small business owners and self-employed workers.