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Top U.S. auto safety regulator says Chrysler to face sanctions

Fiat Chrysler will be punished soon for failing to follow the law in 23 recalls involving more than 11 million vehicles, the nation’s top auto safety regulator said Thursday.

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Nonprofit fund manager closes largest deal to date

Money from the fund will be used to help redevelop about 10 properties for low- to moderate-income residents across Virginia, including Richmond's William Byrd apartments..

U.S. unemployment falls to 7-year low, but wages are flat

U.S. unemployment fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent and employers hired at a solid pace in June, but other gauges of the job market drew a bleaker picture: A wave of people stopped looking for work, and paychecks failed to budge.

Real estate firms brings its heroes program to Richmond area

The program pays up to $2,500 to veterans and their spouses for training, fees and licenses to become real estate agents.

Stock markets closed on July 3

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Kids and Money: Website teaches young shoppers to mind the fine print

Gerry Barker calls it the biggest lie on the Internet.


Park Sterling Bank opened a branch at 5601 Patterson Ave. in Richmond’s West End. The address was incorrect in a story Thursday on Page D1.

Book closes on U.S. 460 project at $260 million cost to state

Under a settlement announced Thursday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe — who halted the project more than a year ago — the state will recover $46 million already paid to US 460 Mobility Partners and avoid paying $103 million in additional claims submitted by the developer.

Martin Agency names Azula as an executive creative director

Azula has led the Richmond-based advertising agency’s efforts for clients including UPS, Pizza Hut, Exxon, Kraft and Microsoft.

Working the Web: Using buyer personas to understand your customers

Customers make a lot of assumptions about customers. Buyer personas can help you turn assumptions into knowledge.

Hiring in the digital age

Digital tools make it easier than ever to find job candidates, but getting the right candidate is still tough to do.

Labor Law: Disability-related questions for job applicants

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, merely asking a disability-related question during the pre-offer stage is a violation of the law.

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There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

-- Colin Powell


What employers can do to protect employees from heat-related illness

Things are starting to heat up once again in the Commonwealth, and while this means more time at the local pool or splash park for some, the sun and heat can spell danger for workers who are exposed to high temperatures and/or increased heat index. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), thousands of US workers get sick and some die from excessive heat exposure while working outdoors.

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