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Goodwin says children's hospital could be a "dominant force" for region

Goodwin said the 99-acre property his company bought this month in northern Henrico County is one of several possible sites for the hospital. 

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State joins efforts to curb payday debt traps

Virginia will develop strategies to combat predatory lending practices that ensnare thousands of people in cycles of debt.

Web firm founder named Entrepreneur of the Year

Kishau Rogers, founder and CEO of the Websmith Group, has won contracts with Virginia Commonwealth University and large hospital chains around the country. 

State regulators approve decrease in Dominion Virginia Power bills

The 5.5 percent decline for residential customers is the result of cheaper fuel costs. The company agreed to speed up the rate cut as part of a compromise in the General Assembly. 

Albert Schweitzer

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only a red stoplight. ... The truly wise person is colorblind.

Japanese crane maker to expand in Richlands

The new project is expected to add 25 jobs.

Mining equipment firm to expand in Tazewell

Simmons Equipment Co. will add 30 new jobs in southwest Virginia as it grows. 

Powhatan’s first craft brewery in planning: Fine Creek Brewing

Fine Creek Brewing Co. plans to use a 5-acre parcel and also hopes to open a 20-room country inn on the site. 

Rosetta Stone CEO resigns; director to fill in

The Arlington County-based company’s board will conduct a search for a permanent CEO.

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Working the web: Is your digital marketing out of date?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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Russell Baker, columnist

A solved problem creates two new problems, and the best prescription for happy living is not to solve any more problems than you have to.

Getting to Know: Michael C. Hild

He's chairman and CEO of Live Well Financial, a Chesterfield County-based mortgage lender and servicer.

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. 

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An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only a red stoplight. ... The truly wise person is colorblind.
 
 
-- Albert Schweitzer

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