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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.

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WealthForge a regional winner in UBS contest

Henrico County-based WealthForge Inc. has been named a regional winner of the UBS Future of Finance Challenge.

Oman reopens imports of poultry from Virginia

Oman has lifted its ban on poultry imports from Virginia and many other states, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced earlier this week.

Walmart and Target stretching their Cyber Monday deals

Get ready for the stretched version of the Cyber Monday online sales wars.

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.

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.

PHOTOS: Black Friday shoppers in Richmond area

Plenty of Richmonders turned out for Black Friday sales at area stores, including Regency Square and Kohl's in Short Pump.

Kids and Money: A new starter retirement account for young workers

The government just gave young workers struggling to sock away money for the future an early holiday-season gift.

Markets closed Thursday

The U.S. stock and bond markets were closed Thursday for Thanksgiving. The stock markets will close early today, at 1 p.m. Trading in Treasurys and commodities will close by 2 p.m. today.

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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Whatever you fear most has no power... it is your fear that has the power.

- Oprah Winfrey

What Is Contributory Negligence?

When a person is injured in Virginia because someone is negligent (for example, a driver runs a stop sign and causes an accident), the law in Virginia also looks to see if the injured person was “contributorily negligent.” Virginia is one of a handful of states that has “pure contributory negligence.” Under this rule, a plaintiff found by a judge or jury to be just a small percent at fault for contributing to an accident will recover nothing, even though the defendant is mainly the one at fault. Other states joining Virginia with a pure contributory negligence rule are Alabama, the District of Columbia, Maryland and North Carolina. All of the other states instead have some version of “comparative negligence.”

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