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Insurer objects to HDL's motion to question it about unpaid claims

UnitedHealthcare Insurance Co. is objecting to Richmond-based Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc.’s request for bankruptcy court approval for HDL to question the insurer under oath about thousands of unpaid claims.

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The battle for control of the growing breast milk industry

It could trade for 400 times more than the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. If sold off the shelf, it could cost more than 150 times the price of a gallon of cow’s milk and 15 times more than coffee.

WHO says too few countries taxing tobacco products enough

Taxing cigarettes up to 75 percent of their retail price is among the most effective ways to reduce tobacco use, but too few governments levy high enough taxes, according to a World Health Organization global report released Tuesday.

Tredegar cutting production and jobs at Illinois plant

Tredegar Corp., a Chesterfield County-based firm whose top two executives resigned recently, said Tuesday that it is reducing operations at one of its manufacturing plants.

Your Funds: Five questions to set your portfolio for the rest of 2015

Take five minutes and answer five questions, and your portfolio could be set for the rest of the year.

Nominate someone to be the RTD Person of the Year

This year, the Richmond Times-Dispatch is launching a new program, RTD Person of the Year.

US stocks end higher as Greece debt talks proceed

New twists in the Greek debt crisis led to a choppy day of trading Tuesday, as a late turn left the stock market with a modest gain.

Lumiary shines a light on customer data for small retailers

The Richmond business has drawn local funding for its idea to develop a new software system that helps retailers track customers.

The Color of Money: Don't spend your summer building debt

It’s summer vacation time, and that typically means a lot of credit charges.

Labor Law: GINA, defecation, and $2.2 million

A recent ruling under the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act raised some eyebrows.

Ask Doug & Polly: How do I change employee behavior?

Start by measuring behavior, and then enforce some consequences.

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.

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Daniel L. Plaugher

The VCU graduate is executive director of Virginians for High Speed Rail. 

Decision Maker: Darius A. Johsnon

He's a senior vice president at Bank of America, serving middle-market companies. 

Getting to know: Mary Griffin Warren

She handles leasing at Regency Square mall.

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There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell 'em.

-- Louis Armstrong, musician


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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