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Notable Gifts: First 5K for K-9s raises $7,400 for city unit

Dogs, their owners and the breath of life became intertwined in the first 5K for K-9s at Byrd Park last month.

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Q&A: What is listeria?

WASHINGTON — Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria — listeria.

Consumer Reports: Eat the peach, not the pesticide

A recent Consumer Reports survey of 1,050 people found that pesticides are a concern for 85 percent of Americans. Are these worries justified? And should we all be buying organics, which can cost an average 49 percent more than standard produce?

Credit unions offer great mortgage deals

Want to buy your first home with little or nothing down and maybe get a refund on part of your realty agent’s commission?

Getting to know: Colin Robinson with Gilbane Building Co.

Title: Project executive for Gilbane Building Co., a 142-year-old, family-owned construction company based in Providence, R.I., with a local office in Richmond. Gilbane specializes in complex, large-scale commercial projects.

Virginia business briefs for April 18

Marketing officer is 11th member of CarMax board

Local startup aims to solve freelancers' tax woes

Ever been hit with a big tax bill from freelance work? A new company wants to solve your problem.

Lithuania opens honorary consulate office in Richmond

Jeff Nelson got an important request from the U.S. ambassador to Lithuania in early 2014.

Working the web: Five ways to segment your e-mail list

Companies that segment their list have a better rate of sales conversion. 

Business principles 101: Let the other guy write the agreement

By letting the other party write the contract, you can learn a bit about how they plan to treat you. 

Ask Doug & Polly: Working with your spouse

Building a business together can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging.

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David K. Klassen

He's chief medical officer, United Network for Organ Sharing.

Getting to know: Teri S. Lovelace

She's a senior vice president at Virginia Community Capital.

Louis William Walker

His company handles hazardous materials abatement, insulation and demolition operations in central Virginia.

Q&A: Sheila Clark with Peoples Income Tax

As Wednesday's tax deadline approaches, Clark has the info on the latest changes to the tax code. 

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Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.

-- C.S. Lewis


Financial wellness programs boost workplace productivity

Most American workers say they're under financial stress. Employers can help. 

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