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MeadWestvaco officially completes merger with Rock-Tenn

The combined company is the second-largest in Richmond, based on revenue.

Local Business News

Most companies on Richmond Index showed gains second quarter

The Richmond Index barely eked out a gain for the second quarter as the national markets stumbled, but the local index maintained a double-digit gain for the year so far.

Park Sterling opens its first branch in Richmond

The opening is the second office in Richmond and first retail branch here for the bank, based in Charlotte, N.C.

State takes another stab at reforming health care facilities approval process

A state work group met Wednesday in Richmond to get its marching orders — figure out whether the controversial certificate of public need program, or COPN, is still needed.

Trio Alarm settles complaint alleging it tricked consumers

The complaint says Trio Alarm door-to-door sales representatives made false claims that included telling consumers their existing home security service had been switched to the company.

Dominion seeks approval for a $1.3B Greensville power plant

The power plant would generate about 1,600 megawatts of energy.

Colin Powell

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

Babcock & Wilcox spins off its power generation business

Babcock & Wilcox Co. completed the spinoff of its power generation business into Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc.

DuPont's spin off of Chemours performance chemicals unit has little impact in Richmond

As part of the spinoff, DuPont’s James River Plant became part of Chemours.

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.

Ask Doug and Polly: How do I know when I should fire an employee?

A five-question checklist can help you figure out if the worker needs to go.

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

-- Colin Powell


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