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J. Harwood Cochrane, former trucking magnate and arts benefactor, dies

J. Harwood Cochrane, who built a trucking empire and was a generous benefactor to the arts, has died. He was 103.

Local Business News

Goochland Free Clinic get $500K grant from The Cabell Foundation

A grant from a local foundation has propelled the Goochland Free Clinic closer toward a multimillion-dollar goal.

Buskey Cider in Richmond's Scott's Addition to double capacity

Buskey Cider, which launched nearly three months ago in Scott’s Addition, will soon have more hard cider to go around.

Martin's-Food Lion merger approved; FTC spells out when Martin's stores to be sold to Publix

The parent companies of grocery chains Martin’s Food Markets and Food Lion have completed their merger in a deal that is helping to reshape the global — and local — grocery market.

Earnings: Eastern Virginia Bankshares

Eastern Virginia Bankshares

Motley Fool upgrading facilities in Alexandria

The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial-services company, will invest $5 million to upgrade its facility and expand recruitment efforts in Alexandria, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced.

Lumber Liquidators to put $26M in settlement fund

Lumber Liquidators Inc. said in a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it has entered into a consolidated settlement agreement in shareholder and derivative cases filed against the retailer over formaldehyde disclosures.

Hotly debated Westhampton on Grove development wins city approvals

Westhampton on Grove, a hotly debated mixed-use development at the former Westhampton Theater site in Richmond’s West End, will proceed, despite a concerted campaign by some neighbors to reduce the scale and height of the project.

Full Metro Business Calendar for July 25


Labor Law: The government is seeking your pay data

For more than 50 years, employers who have 100 or more employees or are federal contractors have been required to annually submit workplace data via the EEO-1 compliance report. The data includes employee information by race, ethnicity, sex and job category.

Ask SCORE: Sources of funding for small businesses

QUESTION: Can you please offer various options for securing grants, loans and other financial aid for small businesses?

Leading-Edge Law: Issues when using 'Pokemon Go' to promote business

Would your business like to use the “Pokemon Go” smartphone game craze to attract customers?

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Decision Maker: Melissa Andrews with LeadingAge Virginia

New position: president and chief executive officer for LeadingAge Virginia, responsible for leading the membership and staff in visioning, strategic planning and implementing the strategic plan in partnership with the board of directors.

Getting to know: Scott Halloran

Title: managing director, Trolley House Refreshments

Decision Maker: Jamie Baskerville Martin with Williams Mullen

New position: partner and co-chair of Health Care Section, Williams Mullen

Getting to know: Joan Dorsey

Title: Principal broker, co-founder of Jefferson Properties, a real estate firm in Midlothian

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It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

-- Herman Melville


Should I compare my portfolio to the S&P 500?

This question is on the minds of many investors.  I would suggest that we broaden the question to how should I measure your portfolio.  There are three measurements to utilize.

Verdicts versus Settlements: What Does the Public Get to Know?

Did you know that the vast majority of civil cases settle and never go to trial? Many settled cases also are subject to confidentiality agreements - meaning that the names of the parties or the details of the case or the settlement - will not be shared with the public. On the other hand, if a case goes to trial (unless the case involves a juvenile or is put under seal), the public generally can know the case details - including the outcome if the case goes to verdict.

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