Tag: retail

Sen. Warner urges banking regulators to address consumer financial protections

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), who chaired the first congressional hearing after the 2013 data breach at Target, sent a letter to federal banking regulators today questioning the lack of follow-up to better protect consumers.


Gas prices continue free fall into 2015

The national average price of gas has fallen for a record 106 days to $2.17 per gallon (Friday), every day since September 25, which is the lowest average since May 8, 2009.


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Is sub-$2 a gallon gas possible soon?

Virginia gas prices have fallen over a dollar ($1.01) since the April 2014 spring peak ($3.52 per gallon) and as we approach the end of the year, some areas of Virginia could be flirting with sub $2 per gallon gasoline.


nTelos to refocus strategic efforts on western markets

nTelos Holdings Corp. announced several strategic initiatives to refocus on its Western Markets.


Frank Clemente: Black Friday Blues

Shoppers will be lining up at the crack of dawn on Black Friday for spectacular deals. What they don’t know is that the best bargains have already been taken – not by other shoppers, but by some of America’s largest corporations.


First Bank to acquire six Bank of America branches

First Bank will acquire the branch banking operations of six locations in the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia regions from Bank of America.


Augusta Free Press Small Business Advertising Special: $200

December is the busiest retail month, and Augusta Free Press wants to help small businesses with an affordable flat fee to reach potential customers every day throughout the month!


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Gas prices on longest consecutive decline since 2008

The national average price of gas has dropped for 50 days in a row (through Friday), a cumulative decline of 44 cents, which is the longest consecutive decline since 2008.


Jim Webb for president: Who woulda thunk it?

The last place that Jim Webb seemed to want to be was there. There, this particular afternoon, was Court Square Theater, toward the end of his 2006 Senate race.


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Art for Gifts opens at Staunton Augusta Art Center on Nov. 14

The Big Elf is checking his list right about now, so ’tis the season for the Staunton Augusta Art Center Art for Gifts!


Farm-raised fall decorations can be good business

When fall colors and mountain vistas beckon to visitors, it can make for a magical and profitable combination for farmers. Agritourism can add as much as $24,000 to a farm’s bottom line in a year.


Celebrating Chincoteague salts during Virginia Oyster Month

“Virginia is for Lovers” – of oysters – during the month of November as proclaimed by Governor Terry McAuliffe. Seven flavorful regions stretching from the Chesapeake Bay to the Eastern Shore means a harvest of delicious bivalve dishes.


McAuliffe announces 25 new jobs in Madison County

PH International, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of home decor and garden products headquartered in Madison County, will invest $4.5 million to consolidate operations at its Madison County facility.


Agriculture in the digital age: Yes, there’s an app for that

When you think of farming tools, you may think of tractors, cultivators, combines and other heavy equipment. In today’s digital age, a farmer is just as likely to be using another tool.


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National gas prices under symbolic $3 per gallon average

At long last! Tomorrow, the national average retail price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline will drop below a dreaded psychological barrier – the $3 a gallon threshold.


nTelos reports third quarter earnings

NTELOS Holdings Corp., a leading regional provider of nationwide wireless voice and data communications announced today operating and financial results for its third quarter.


Country-of-origin labeling caught up in trade dispute

Country-of-origin-labeling was approved in 2009 as part of the 2008 Farm Bill, but Canada and Mexico immediately filed suit in the World Trade Organization.


Study finds agriculture still a large part of Fauquier economy

According to a recent economic impact study, Fauquier County farmland is serving as a barrier against sprawling development that characterizes parts of adjacent counties.


Stone Brewing Co. to establish operation in Richmond

Stone Brewing Co., the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, will, pending city approvals next week, invest $74 million to construct a production brewery, packaging hall, destination restaurant, gardens, retail store and administrative offices in the City of Richmond.


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Gas prices falling into September: AAA

Ahead of the switch over to cheaper winter-blended fuel on Monday (September 15), the national average price for regular unleaded gasoline was $3.41 per gallon Friday, down three cents from the previous week.