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Construction squeezing Manchester business owners

Business owners said parking and traffic problems are hurting sales and leading them to consider moving out of the city.

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Dominion plans to build natural gas power plant in Southside

The new project would be just a few miles away from a plant already under construction and could draw gas from the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Feds to check safety of Lumber Liquidators flooring

The announcement of an investigation comes more than three weeks after a "60 Minutes" story accused the company of selling flooring with unsafe levels of formaldehyde.

Study ranks Chesterfield as a top spot for logistics businesses

The county benefits from its proximity to the Port of Virginia, major interstates and railroads.

Universal promotes veteran insider to COO

Richmond-based Universal Corp. said Wednesday that its board has chosen Airton L. Hentschke as the company’s senior vice president and chief operating officer, effective April 1.

RelayFoods.com adds weekly planning service

Charlottesville-based online grocer RelayFoods.com, which serves the Richmond area, has added a service allowing customers to plan a week’s menu and shop for ingredients in one process.

When to start collecting Social Security

QUESTION: At what age do I start to collect Social Security?

Zaxby's restaurant to open first Richmond-area location

The first Richmond-area Zaxby's will open on an outparcel of the Staples Mill Marketplace shopping center along Staples Mill Road.  Plans call for a one-story, 3,847-square-foot restaurant. The shopping center is also home to a massive new Kroger Marketplace. 

First Potomac sells Richmond portfolio for $60 million

The portfolio consists of 19 buildings with more than 800,000 square feet. 

Working the web: Is your digital marketing out of date?

Digital marketing is changing quickly. Are your strategies keeping pace?

Business principles 101: With franchises, try it before you buy it

If you're thinking of buying a franchise, get training from the owner of another location who you won't compete with. 

Ask Doug & Polly: How do I control the e-mail avalanche?

We've all felt overwhelmed by e-mail at times. These strategies can help you manage the daily onslaught of messages. 

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Craig Truitt

He's a new partner at Canal Capital Management.

Sunday Q&A with Bernie Henderson, Woody Funeral Home

Henderson, who has been president of Woody Funeral Home since August, talked about the changing trends in the funeral business. 

Edward A. Lane IV

He's president and CEO of Lane Homes & Remodeling Inc., a family-owned and operated design and building firm 

Barry Rickert

His company lends businesses money in exchange for royalty payments.

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Don't tell your problems to people; 80 percent don't care, and the other 20 percent are glad you have them.

-- Lou Holtz, football coach


Credit reporting agencies negotiate with state AGs

The three big credit reporting agencies have agreed to make some changes.

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