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Richmond Fed President Jeffrey M. Lacker: case has strengthened to raise interest rates

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey M. Lacker has sometimes been called “the great dissenter” when it comes to the U.S. central bank’s biggest influence on the economy: Setting interest rates.

Local Business News

Notable Gifts: Capital One donates 20 bikes, gear

Twenty bicycles donated by Capital One will provide greater access to jobs for participants in the Workforce Pipeline Program at Richmond’s Center for Workforce Innovation.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance - What you need to know about holiday shopping

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, and bargains abound. You just have to find them.

Consumer Reports - Have more fun with your TV

It’s a strange time to be shopping for a television. The technology is halfway through its evolution from high-definition to ultra high-definition.

Shoppers turn out for Small Business Saturday, but not at Black Friday levels

As small-business owners in Tappahannock, Brenda Goddin and her husband, Gilbert, know firsthand how crucial it can be for community residents to support their local merchants.

The Nation’s Housing: Reviews mixed on new home closing rules

How are home closings going nearly two months after the new federal real estate disclosure rules took effect? Are they being knocked off schedule and taking much longer from date of sale to final settlement, as some mortgage industry executives predicted?

Georgian mansion in Richmond's West End coming back to life

A Georgian mansion in Richmond’s West End — stuck in a legal entanglement, neglected for five years and condemned by the city — is coming back to life.

Co-ops help Va. homeowners tap the power of the sun

With the solar industry in Virginia likely to grow more next year than ever before, a nonprofit group has its sights set on Richmond-area rooftops.

Banking foundation gives $50,000 to group

Virginia banks, through their support of the Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation, have donated $50,000 to support the Virginia Council on Economic Education’s Teacher Institutes supporting economic and financial education.

Sales strategies: Get the most from a fractional sales manager

Many small businesses don’t have a sales team large enough to justify a person whose only role is to be the sales manager.

Business principles 101: Perform the tasks most critical to your business

I have had three breaks in my entrepreneurial career.

Ask Doug & Polly: Choosing a consultant

QUESTION:  I am thinking about hiring a consultant to help me with some challenges my small business is facing. Do you have any recommendations for how to choose the right consultant?

More Learning Center
Getting to know: Joshua Poteat

Title: copy editor/proofreader/occasional copywriter at The Martin Agency; poet/pug wrangler at home (won Library of Virginia’s 2015 Carole Weinstein Prize in Poetry, which includes a $10,000 award)

Getting to know: Caryn Foster Durham

Title: Managing partner and owner of Charles Ryan Associates, a Richmond-based brand communications firm

Decision Maker for Nov. 23: Julie H. Gustavsson

New position: partner and chief operating officer, Keiter, the largest independent local CPA firm in Richmond.

Getting to know: Suchit Gandhi with Pirtek

Title: Suchit Gandhi, owner of Pirtek franchise in Henrico County, which provides hydraulic and pneumatic hose services for numerous industries

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