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Could e-cig sales be hitting a short-term plateau?

There is increasing evidence that adult consumers may be tapering off their initial enthusiasm for electronic cigarettes, which could limit their potential for benefiting public health.

Local Business News

Report: Underwater properties declined in area in 2Q

A total of 10.4 percent of homes in the Richmond area with mortgages were seriously underwater in the second quarter, meaning the combined loan amount secured by the property was at least 25 percent higher than the property’s estimated value, according to a report released this morning by RealtyTrac, a real estate researcher.

Dominion program offers energy savings to needy homeowners

So much heat seeps through the walls that plates from the cabinet feel as if they’re fresh from the dishwasher at the Wilson home on Texas Avenue in Richmond.

Richmond area's jobless rate remains flat in June

The Richmond region’s unemployment rate remained at 5.3 percent in June, posting no change from May, state and federal employment data show. However, the jobless rate fell from the same month a year ago, when it stood at 5.7 percent.

Virginia business briefs for July 30

ECPI health program wins accreditation

Craft breweries face choices between distribution and tasting rooms

Tasting rooms draw crowds and provide much-need cash for brewers. But the path toward a larger operation means building out a distribution network.

Ben Franklin

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in sunlight.

Sentara, Pratt Medical of Fredericksburg partner

Under the partnership, nearly 40 multispecialty providers have joined Sentara Medical Group under the new name Sentara Pratt Medical Group.

Continental AG to expand Culpeper plant for $49M

The planned investment is part of a three-phase project to modernize and retool the facility.

What can my organization do to boost respect among colleagues?

Senior executives must lead by example, and trainding can also help. 

Ask Doug and Polly: How can I motivate my employees better?

Money isn't the only way to let people know that you appreciate the work they are doing.

New rules examine who's an independent contractor

Companies, given a choice, generally prefer to call someone an independent contractor rather than an employee. New federal regulations may crack down on that.

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Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in sunlight.

-- Ben Franklin


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