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Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day: Not so simple for many families

On the heels of Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, did you take your child into work? Was it an easy family decision on who should go or perhaps to which job?


Basic academic business proposal writing tips

Academic process is characterized with numerous challenges. Research paper writing is one of them.


Report: Electric co-ops need to diversify board leadership

A report from the Rural Power Project shows disproportionate board representation in electric co-ops in southern states.

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Perspective: Gas prices at 11-year low for start of summer

The kickoff of the summer driving season has drivers paying the lowest gas prices for this time of year in more than a decade.


SCC approves electric generating facility in Hanover County

The State Corporation Commission has approved an application by Doswell Limited Partnership to build a 340 megawatt generating facility in Hanover County.

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Columbia Gas of Virginia adjusts natural gas costs

Columbia Gas of Virginia customers will see a change to their customer bills being mailed this week.


Governor announces $1 million in Economy Workforce Grants

Seven regional Workforce Development Boards in the Commonwealth were awarded grants to work with small businesses.


Intellectual property keeps right on killing

Habitual apologists for agribusiness cite studies that show glyphosate, the “active ingredient” in Roundup, is unlikely to cause cancer.

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AG Mark Herring comments on proposed rules to curb predatory lending

Attorney General Mark R. Herring comments on proposed rules from the CFPB to protect consumers from predatory lending.

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Virginia Organizing, VPLC release report on predatory lending

Virginia Organizing and Virginia Poverty Law Center released a predatory lending report showing the negative effect of high interest, short-term loans.


USDA unveils new improvement to streamline crop reporting

A streamlined program of the USDA that will allow farmers and ranchers filing crop acreage reports with the Farm Service Agency.


Forbes: Shentel named one of top 100 trustworthy companies

Shentel has been named to Forbes 2016 list of 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. Shentel was also named to this list in 2013 and 2014.


Virginia tourism revenues reached $23 billion in 2015

Virginia’s tourism revenues reached $23 billion in 2015, a 2.3 percent increase over 2014, and supported 222,600 jobs.

The problem doesn’t stop with Amtrak

Amtrak is in legal trouble. The rail service provider has long enjoyed an anomalous legal status as a for-profit corporation created by the U.S. government.


New tour in Virginia may help expand production of soft wheat

Industry stakeholders have conducted wheat quality tours in the Midwest for decades, but mid-Atlantic soft wheat tours are still in their infancy.

Bluegrass for the long haul

A recent article in Kentucky’s leading paper, The Lexington Herald Leader, discusses the down-fall of coal in the Bluegrass State.

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Dominion considers options for offshore wind project after federal grant withdrawal

Dominion is assessing options for its proposed offshore wind project with the U.S. Department of Energy withdrawing $40 million in funding.


AAA: Memorial Day gas prices lowest since 2005

Drivers remain on target to pay the lowest gas prices for the Memorial Day holiday since 2005, according to AAA.


WWRC students with disabilities demonstrate manufacturing skills for industry leaders

Youth with disabilities participating in a job skills academy will demonstrate a solar-powered water filtration unit they built at WWRC.


Filtroil finds new international customers through State Export Program grant

Filtroil, a Richmond-based provider of industrial oil filtration products, signed multiple distributor agreements with customers.

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SCC sets lower fuel rate for Dominion Virginia Power

The State Corporation Commission has established a lower fuel rate for Dominion Virginia Power that will be effective for usage on July 1.


VHHA statement on proposed insurance consolidation

Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association leadership delivered testimony in opposition to the proposed merger of Anthem Inc. and Cigna Corporation.

Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits chooses Botetourt County for East Coast brewing operation

Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits will invest $47.8 million to establish an East Coast brewing operation in Botetourt County.


Kroger, union reach tentative agreement

Kroger and UFCW 400 have reached a tentative agreement. The union is fully recommending the agreement for ratification by the members.

How small local businesses can catch up with the digital age

For those businesses that still don’t have an established online presence, the idea of catching up can be daunting.

Should you be worried about your personal debt?

Many people take out loans for genuine reasons and pay them off successfully – so what’s all the bother about personal debt and when should you be worried?

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Virginia Tech enables unmanned aircraft testing to survey energy corridors, study long-distance flights

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced initiatives last week that will further develop unmanned systems technology to strengthen the new Virginia economy.


The connection between employee monitoring tools, performance

Tearing your hair out in frustration over constantly finding your employees either slacking off and simply staring on the screens of their smartphones?

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Virginia Farm Bureau Grain Marketing key player in supply chain

According to the USDA, Virginia farmers produced more than half a billion bushels of grain and soybeans between 2006 and 2012.


Farmers markets thrive in Virginia as new season opens

Farmers markets continue to crop up throughout Virginia, with the number of markets growing by almost 195 percent since 2005.


Gas prices reach 2016 high

The national average price of gasoline increased slightly over the past week, and has reached a new high for 2016.


Richmond activists blow the whistle on Dominion greenwashing at Riverrock

Dozens of activists literally “blew the whistle” on Dominion’s greenwashing of its dirty power and dirty politics.


Virginia jobless rate drops below 4 percent

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage point in April and is now at 3.9 percent.

O, Canada! Northern neighbor is Virginia’s top international tourism partner

Canada is Virginia’s number one source of international tourism, as visitation and spending continues to grow each year.

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Virginia Chamber of Commerce names Steve Landes Legislator of the Year

Del. Steve Landes was named Legislator of the Year by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce for his work in the 2016 General Assembly session.

Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail launches to promote local craft breweries

The area’s first official beer trail, the Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail, launches today, during American Craft Beer Week.

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Gas prices headed back down?

Regional gas prices have declined slightly on the week, and it is possible that prices have begun to stabilize.


Harrisonburg Valley Workforce Center welcomes Virginia Employment Commission

The Virginia Employment Commission will be co-locating its operations with the Valley Workforce Center in Harrisonburg beginning Aug. 1.


Survey: Spike in bee deaths could impact economy

A survey released this week shows a sharp increase in the death of American honey bees.


Judge rules in favor of Nelson County residents denying pipeline survey

A judge has ruled in favor of 37 Nelson County landowners who had denied Dominion the right to survey their properties for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.