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Virginia’s 100th brewery opening in Carytown next month

Carytown's first brewery has something for everyone - men, women and children.

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Southern Living chooses Virginia for this year's Idea Hose

Southern Living has chosen Virginia for the first time in at least five years for its 2015 Idea House.

Biz Buzz: Cornering the market

Shahid Ali is bringing a new restaurant franchise to the Richmond area.

Smart Money: Two cars are one too many

QUESTION: I purchased a vehicle from a Chevrolet dealership in May. In September, I went to the dealership complaining that the car was cutting out and some other issues. I was told there was a recall on the vehicle and that the dealership would put me in another vehicle, which they did. They said they would call the bank to see if it would take a payout on the first vehicle. I was informed that the bank wouldn’t take it back because it was a recall, and therefore I would be stuck with two vehicles.

Earnings: Union Bankshares, Boeing, Facebook

Major local employer:

Bay Banks to consolidate Lancaster branches

Bay Banks of Virginia Inc., the Kilmarnock-based holding company for Bank of Lancaster and Bay Trust Co., announced plans Wednesday to consolidate three of its Lancaster County branches into two branches.

Report forecasts slower growth in Hampton Roads

An Old Dominion University economic forecast says the Hampton Roads economy will grow at a slower pace in 2015 than it did in 2014.

Ask Doug & Polly: How do I fire an employee who has a unique skill set?

A problem employee needs to go, but he's the only one at the company who can do his job. How should the business avoid being held hostage?

Labor Law: Wage wars

States and cities are increasingly mandating a minimum wage that is higher than the national requirement. 

Leading-Edge Law: Is there First Amendment protection for offensive trademarks?

Can you trademark a business name -- or other title -- that some people find offensive? The Redskins and others could find out this year?

More Learning Center
Scott Turner

He's the new senior relationship manager at Oyster Consulting.

Sabrina Walters

She's the Owner of Umami Gourmet Coffee & Exotic Tea Shop on Lakeside Avenue

Melissa Mae Miller

She's executive director of the Hanover Association of Businesses and Chamber of Commerce.

Alan Cannaday

He's the mortgage sales manager at the Virginia Credit Union.

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Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

– Arthur Ashe


A conversation with your Morgan Stanley financial advisors

Who will be the winners and losers from cheap oil prices? 

Garnishments negatively affect employers & workers.

About 7 percent of the U.S. workforce will have wages garnished in 2015

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