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Consumer reports: How does your supermarket stack up?

What makes a supermarket great? Years ago, the answer might have been low prices, checkout speed or variety. Now another consideration is top-of-mind: “fresh.”

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Biz Bites: Home sales rise, Aldi opens doors, and more from the past week

Home sales rise

Oil, gas, power, prices: big themes from energy meeting

HOUSTON — In the year since the energy industry last gathered for its big annual confab in Houston, prices for oil and natural gas took a dive that few, if anyone, saw coming.

Getting Started: Target-date funds offer one-stop shopping

Target-date funds have become a popular hands-off investment choice. And a new study shows that investors who make the most of these funds are coming out ahead.

Verizon spent $659M in ’14 on landline networks

Verizon has placed more than 20,670 miles of fiber optics to homes and businesses.

Earnings: Eastern Virginia Bankshares

Net income fell during the first three months of 2015.

Cash-out refinances on the rise

Could it be time to cash out some home equity by refinancing your mortgage? For growing numbers of owners, the answer this year is an emphatic yes, at least according to new data from some major lenders.

Localities to help fund staff position for regional collaborative

Local governments in the Richmond area will be contributing for the first time to pay for full-time staff at the Capital Region Collaborative.

New apartments for seniors on tap for Highland Park

An affordable housing developer plans to renovate the original Highland Park Public School into 77 apartments.

Sales strategies: 5 ways to improve sales on your website

Focus on making your site interactive and mobile-friendly.

Business principles 101: Some deals are best left unmade

Don't fall in love with the process of doing a deal. Keep sight of the key terms of the contract.

Ask Doug & Polly: How do I train my employees so that I can delegate?

A step-by-step approach is usually the best option.

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Getting to know: Becky Crump with the Frontier Project

She's a consultant who previously led marketing for Ellwood Thompson's. 

Greg Zuercher

He works with local ad firm Neathawk, Dubuque & Packett. 

Terri Lancaster

She's executive director of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond.

Kevin Sterling

He's managing director of equity research at BB&T Capital Markets.

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Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk -- and to act.

-- Andre Malraux, writer


Virginia limits employer access to social media accounts

About 40 percent of states now have some limits on the practice.

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