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3 Martin's grocery stores being sold to Publix could close as early as Nov. 28

Martin’s Food Markets employees at three of the 10 stores being sold to Florida-based Publix Super Markets Inc. were told Wednesday that those three stores will close as early as Nov. 28.

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Unemployment rate in Richmond area increased to 4.2 percent in August

The unemployment rate in the Richmond region increased one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.2 percent in August, the Virginia Employment Commission reported Wednesday.

Median home prices rose in Richmond area in August

Median residential sale prices, with half the houses selling for less and half for more, increased in the Richmond region in August from the same month a year ago, according to The Long & Foster Market Minute reports.

Bank at Wells Fargo? Here are 4 things you should do soon

Attention, Wells Fargo customers: It’s time to sit down and make sure no funny business went on with your accounts.

Nexstar prices loan at lower cost than expected for Media General deal

Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. said Tuesday it has received a $2.75 billion loan at a lower cost than expected for its acquisition of Richmond-based broadcasting and digital media company Media General Inc.

Gary Chou, GM, Union Square Venture Network

You can pivot a product, but not a user base.

TSA won't provide funding for bomb dogs at Richmond International Airport

Just a month ago, Jon E. Mathiasen, president and CEO of the Richmond International Airport, was confident the airport would receive $150,000 a year in federal funding to help pay for three teams of explosive-detection dogs and police officer handlers.

PHOTOS: Cary Street Station

The former bus depot at Cary and Robinson Streets is being developed into Cary Street Station which will feature residential and commercial space.

Three Notch'd Brewing Co. opens in Scott's Addition

A Charlottesville craft beer maker has completed work on its brewery and tasting room in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition neighborhood, with a grand opening event scheduled for Saturday.

Business Principles 101: The way to SCORE a superior business plan

There are entire books about how to write a business plan. However, I believe that the best source by far is SCORE, (Senior Corps Of Retired Executives) score.org.

Ask Doug & Polly: Need to motivate employees

QUESTION: I want employees who are as motivated as I am - people who don’t need to be managed because they are constantly pushing to be better. Will I be able to find these kinds of people and if not, how can I motivate the employees I have?

Labor Law: What you post online could cost you a job

It used to be you had a personal life, and a work life, and the two would generally not collide unless you were convicted of a major crime and went to jail.

More Learning Center
Getting to know: Linda Wilkinson, CEO, Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Inc.

Title: CEO, Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics Inc.

Decision Maker: Paul H. Zimmerman with Richmond Tax-Aide Program

New position: district coordinator, Richmond Tax-Aide Program, part of the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax assistance service, sponsored by the AARP Foundation and the Internal Revenue Service. I set goals, plan and coordinate for the nine Tax-Aide sites in the Richmond area and with other members of the district’s management team, and Virginia Tax-Aide program management.

Decision Maker for Sept. 19: Brian Allen with Parham Doctors' Hospital

New position: chief operating officer, Parham Doctors’ Hospital

Getting to know: Jeff Marshall, Wells Fargo & Co.

Title: Central Virginia business banking manager for Wells Fargo & Co., as of Aug. 1

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You can pivot a product, but not a user base.

- Gary Chou, GM, Union Square Venture Network


Should I compare my portfolio to the S&P 500?

This question is on the minds of many investors.  I would suggest that we broaden the question to how should I measure your portfolio.  There are three measurements to utilize.

Verdicts versus Settlements: What Does the Public Get to Know?

Did you know that the vast majority of civil cases settle and never go to trial? Many settled cases also are subject to confidentiality agreements - meaning that the names of the parties or the details of the case or the settlement - will not be shared with the public. On the other hand, if a case goes to trial (unless the case involves a juvenile or is put under seal), the public generally can know the case details - including the outcome if the case goes to verdict.

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