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Florida senator calls for testing on Lumber Liquidators flooring

Lumber Liquidators awarded stock and stock options worth tens of thousands of dollars to eight senior company officials on Sunday, the same day "60 Minutes" aired a report alleging the company sold laminate flooring that could make people sick.

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Sale of museum mansion provides infusion of funds

The Oaks, an 18th-century house in Windsor Farms, was home to five directors of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and their families.

Distillery and malting plant to open in Petersburg

A former muffler shop in downtown Petersburg will be converted into a distillery and malting plant to supply Virginia's growing craft beer industry.

Local accounting firm PBMares to merge with Baltimore company

The company will continue to be based in Henrico County.

Bechtel Corp. relocation to Fairfax creates 700 jobs

Bechtel Corp., one of the world’s largest engineering, construction and project management companies, will invest $10 million to relocate its Frederick, Md., operation to Fairfax County as a result of global restructuring. The project will create 700 new jobs.

Office Depot closing Bristol customer service center

Office Depot Inc. says it is closing its Bristol customer service center as part of its merger with Office Max Inc., laying off about 140 people.

State peanut production flourishes in 2014

Virginia peanut growers had a productive 2014.

Old will should be updated

QUESTION: My husband and I have a 15-year-old will that was written in Michigan before we moved to Florida, and the home that is in the will has been sold. We now own a home in Florida. Does this go to probate if something should happen to us? Do we need to redo the will, and about what does it cost to have this done? Also, we have a living will.

Ask Doug & Polly: How do I rescue my sinking business?

A business with 25 employees is underwater and can't pay all of its employees? The owner wants help with a rescue plan. 

Labor Law: An EEOC smackdown

In a recent case, federal judges have been taking the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to the woodshed. 

Ask SCORE: How to survive in a down economy

With sales flat and business owners struggling to increase prices, what's the best way to stay afloat?

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Dan Mortensen

He's the executive director of the Virginia Council on Economic Education.

Petrina Jones

She's the new executive director of Virginians for the Arts.

Robert D. Steele III

He's director of camp services at Camp Baker in Chesterfield County, a division of The Greater Richmond ARC.

Julie Adams-Buchanan

She's executive director, The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond, an education and service organization for those 50 and older.

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You can have some really great new business ideas, with great technologies, but it's ultimately about whether they play to your core strengths as a company. You also have to ask whether you're willing to invest in changing the systems and capabilities needed to make it work. 

- Kathy Fish, Procter & Gamble


A conversation with your local Morgan Stanley financial advisor

Why is risk management important, and how does a financial advisor help me with it?

Locke & Quinn welcomes new lawyer

Locke & Quinn welcomes the addition of Kati Kitts Dean who attended law school at the University of Richmond, graduating cum laude in 2013. Kati received her undergraduate degree from James Madison University in 2007, after which she obtained a Master’s degree in English from the University of South Carolina, and then spent a year working as an AmeriCorps volunteer in the Richmond Public School system. During law school, Kati was admitted into the McNeill Law Society, was a John Marshall Scholar, and received 2 CALI Awards for Excellence and the Orrell-Brown Award for Clinical Excellence in the Children’s Law Center. She is admitted to practice in Virginia and in the Eastern District, and is a member of the Richmond Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Equality Bar, and the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association.

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