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Dominion pilot program to move power lines underground expected to increase utility bills

Dominion Virginia Power won approval Tuesday to bury about 400 miles of power lines, and to charge its typical customer an extra $6 a year to pay for the $140 million project.

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2 veteran local commercial real estate brokers change firms

Two veteran commercial real estate brokers joined Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, a commercial real estate firm in Henrico County, effective Tuesday.

After suit settlement, Va. kombucha maker holding contest to rename drink

Following the settlement of a lawsuit, the Afton-based makers of the kombucha drink Barefoot Bucha are on a hunt for a new name for their beverage.

Beer mega merger: What court ruling means for troubled deal

A British court has ruled that two groups of shareholders in brewing company SABMiller should vote separately on the $104 million takeover offer made by rival Anheuser-Busch InBev, effectively giving smaller investors an outside chance to derail the deal.

Two retired area professionals discuss vineyard venture in Albemarle

Virginia’s growing wine industry has lured a couple of retired Richmond-area professionals into a viniculture venture.

Dominion gets approval to replace vulnerable overhead lines at monthly cost of 50 cents for customers

Dominion Virginia Power won approval Tuesday to bury about 400 miles of power lines, and to charge its typical customer an extra $6 a year to pay for the $140 million project.

Elon Musk says Tesla now has the world’s fastest production car

Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk held a news conference Tuesday to announce that the company had shaved a few tenths of a second off its fastest car.

UPS will lay off 160 in Richmond within next year

UPS has plans to lay off 160 workers from its Richmond-based UPS Freight unit at 1000 Semmes Ave. — just south of the James River, between 10th and 11th streets — within the next 12 months.

Henrico firm will manage CCP’s real estate portfolio

Commonwealth Commercial Partners LLC, a commercial real estate firm in Henrico County, has reached an agreement with CCP Commercial Real Estate to assume asset and property management responsibilities for CCP’s growing real estate portfolio.

Ask Doug & Polly: Job descriptions not required, but valuable

QUESTION: A candidate I was interviewing for a job opening in my company asked to see the job description. I don’t have job descriptions. Do I need them?

Labor Law: Employees may not be protected by mental health issues

Employers frequently struggle to know how best to accommodate mental disabilities, especially when those same disabilities cause disruption in the workplace.

Ask SCORE: Do employee non-compete agreements work?

QUESTION: I am in the process of hiring a salesman and want to protect myself against the loss of clients should he leave my employ. I understand that a non-compete agreement will offer this protection. Do they really work?

More Learning Center
Decision Maker: Roy Huhta with West Cary Group

New position: Chief product officer, West Cary Group

Getting to know: Michael Thaler with Equity Concepts

Title: founder, partner and wealth manager of Equity Concepts LLC, a wealth management and financial services firm based in Henrico County with an office in Carytown and two in Altoona, Pa.

Decision Maker: Kendall Marie Rice with Greater Richmond ARC

New position: director of compliance, Greater Richmond ARC. Primarily responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance for all programs and services offered by Greater Richmond ARC; human rights advocate and licensure specialist.

Getting to know: Elliot Haspel with Virginia Early Childhood Foundation

Title: policy analyst with the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps the state’s young children achieve lifelong success through partnerships and initiatives

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If you’re interested in the living heart of what you do, focus on building things rather than talking about them.

— Ryan Freitas, About.me co-founder



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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