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Federal Clean Power Plan rules prompt debate across Virginia

As Virginia considers how to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon reduction mandate, utilities continue to warn of higher electricity bills, while renewable energy advocates see a chance to expand in a state that …

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Media General hires advisers for review of Nexstar offer

Richmond-based broadcasting company Media General Inc. said Monday it has hired additional advisers to help it review a proposed buyout offer from Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc.

German grocer Aldi buys land in western Henrico

Aldi has purchased land in western Henrico County — at least the ninth area location connected to the German grocery company.

Jury nearly complete in Blankenship’s trial

The third day of jury selection has concluded in the federal criminal trial of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, and a jury still has not been finalized.

The Color of Money: Will you be the salt of the earth?

Once the choirs have stopped singing and the homilies have been delivered, will Pope Francis’ urging that we all commit to helping the poor make a difference?

Paredes foundation files for bankruptcy, shifts focus

The Ellen Shaw de Paredes Breast Cancer Foundation has filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation as it shifts its focus primarily to breast cancer early detection and screening.

Venture capital group names new director

Scott Tolleson has been named managing director of New Richmond Ventures, a local venture capital group.

7 Hills Brewing Co. is now brewing and pouring its own beer

7 Hills Brewing Co. is now brewing and pouring its own beer.

Full Metro Business calendar for Oct. 5


Labor Law: Leading within and outside the law

Leaders in businesses and organizations inevitably will be faced with making a difficult decision on whether to terminate an employee.

The number of people in college-age range is declining

Colleges and universities may want to take note: The number of people in the college age range of 18 to 24 is falling.

Sales strategies: The four best-selling skills to generate the biggest payoff

If you’re in the role of salesperson yourself or you’re footing the bill for a sales team, how do you know what selling-skills training is best?

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Decision Maker for Oct. 5: Michael Henley

New position: client solutions manager, Hourigan Construction, a construction management firm in Virginia.

Getting to know: Danny MacNelly

Title: Danny MacNelly, partner with ArchitectureFirm, a Richmond-based architecture and design firm

Getting to know: Alice Jones with Kroger

Title: Alice Jones, manager of the Kroger Marketplace at 10800 Iron Bridge Road in Chester; the store is scheduled to open Oct. 21.

Decision Maker for Sept. 28: Laura Haemker

New position: associate director, Central Virginia, American Diabetes Association.

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It became an exercise to reduce and reduce, but it makes it easier to build and easier for people to work with.

-- Jonathan Ive, senior vice president, Apple

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