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Homes show in Chesterfield to benefit Massey Cancer Center

Reclaimed wood and bold accents mesh with the latest in home design and decor for the 2015 Massey Street of Hope.

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Texas company makes $32M offer for HDL

A Texas-based competitor of Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. has stepped forward to offer a starting price to buy the Richmond-based company during its auction under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz

The release of the new “Star Wars” movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing “Force” behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film.

Flat Thoroughbred racing coming to The Plains

Virginia Downs horse racing, the first event presented by the Virginia Equine Alliance, will make its debut with six races of parimutuel flat turf events Sept. 20 at Great Meadow in The Plains.

US stocks drop; mixed jobs report clouds rate outlook

NEW YORK — It’s an old adage that investors hate uncertainty. Unfortunately for them, they got more of it on Friday.

Sentara Healthcare CEO since ’95 to retire in March

Longtime Sentara Healthcare chief executive officer David L. Bernd plans to retire next year.

PHOTOS: Home show in Chesterfield

See photos of area homes in this year's Street of Hope home show. The event showcases eight new luxury homes by seven Richmond-area builders that will be open for viewing Sept. 12-Sept. 27. Proceeds with a goal of raising $1 million will donated to the VCU Massey Cancer Center.

Dominion won't include charity donations in customers' bill

Dominion Resources Inc. will no longer add the cost of some charitable donations to customers’ electric bills.

Kids and Money: Consider carefully before buying life insurance for your child

The letter typically starts like this: “Are you concerned about your young loved ones’ financial futures? You can give your child or grandchild a lifetime of protection.”

Sales strategies: Having the right sales incentive compensation plan

Finding and developing successful salespeople is one of the most challenging aspects for smaller businesses.

Business principles 101: Business experience trumps a college degree

Sun Tzu, a Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher, wrote 2,500 years ago in his book "The Art of War" that the best tactical school is experience.

Ask Doug & Polly: Should business partners buy life insurance?

There are ways to reward employees and mimic ownership without handing over shares.

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Getting to know: Leeanne Meadows Ladin

Title: Secretariat tourism manager at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County

Decision Maker for Monday, Aug. 31, 2015: Anjali Roka

New position: Digital analyst, Neathawk Dubuque & Packett. “I measure marketing effectiveness for clients, tracking digital advertising campaigns using Google analytics and other tools.”

Getting to know: Jordan McKay Mullins from Woody Funeral Home

Title: Jordan McKay Mullins, manager of Woody Funeral Home’s Atlee chapel

Getting to know: Dan Steiner of Steiner Business Solutions

Title: President and CEO of Steiner Business Solutions, a provider of business consulting, bookkeeping, tax preparation and training services

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— Jason Calacanis



Congressional Bill Could Impact How Employers Schedule and Manage Their Workforce

A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate would require employers to consider their employees’ requests for changes to their work schedules and to provide more predictable and stable schedules for employees in certain occupations with evidence of unpredictable and unstable scheduling practices. The Schedules That Work Act, S.1772, also would require employers to make, keep, and preserve records of compliance with the Act and post a notice in the workplace explaining employees’ rights under the Act. An identical bill, H.R.3071, also was introduced in the House of Representatives.

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