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U.S. judge awards Va. Power $21M in damages over substandard coal

Dominion Virginia Power was awarded nearly $21 million in damages in federal court in Richmond on Thursday in its case against a North Carolina company over “non-conforming” coal.

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HDL creditors to vote on liquidation plan in March; more suits emerge

Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. is moving forward with plans to liquidate its remaining assets, while the former blood-testing company’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case has spawned more lawsuits.

UPS Freight's Holmes to retire; McArdle will be next president

UPS Freight President Jack Holmes is retiring after 37 years with the company, effective June 30. Rich McArdle, currently the Mid-Atlantic district manager, will take over as president of the Richmond-based company at that time.

Cabela's opening April 6 in West Broad Marketplace

High-end outdoor gear retailer Cabela's will open its first Richmond-area store on April 6, the retailer announced this morning.

Audi lets Va. lawmakers test autonomous car

Cruising east on Interstate 64 at 55 mph, Kaushik Raghu took his hands off the wheel.

Virginia business briefs for Feb. 11

Philip Morris wins lawsuit seeking money for scans


Jane G. Watkins, retiring president and CEO of the Virginia Credit Union, will be inducted into the Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame this May. The year for the induction was incorrect in a story Wednesday on Page D1.

Henrico company agrees to buy Gas-Mart stores

Henrico-based GPM Investments LLC has signed an agreement to acquire a combined 21 convenience stores in Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska from Gas-Mart USA Inc. and its affiliates.

Philip Morris wins lawsuit seeking money for scans

Philip Morris USA won the trial of a lawsuit in which longtime Marlboro smokers sought company-paid annual chest scans for lung cancer.

Working the Web: How income levels affects central Virginians’ behavior online

The right marketing plan requires knowing your audience deeply.

Business Principles 101: Don’t waste your time on almost buyers

Every salesperson has the problem of trying to discern potential prospects, who appear to have the desire and the dollars to buy the product or service that you are selling, from the total number of interested prospects.

Ask Doug & Polly: Cultivating a culture at your business

QUESTION: I own a small business. I want to build a positive culture. I think it is critical for long-term success, but I’m not sure how to do it. In fact, I’m not even really sure how to define culture. Can you help?

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Decision Maker for Feb. 8: Ashley Hall with Capital Region Collaborative

New position: manager, Capital Region Collaborative

Getting to know: Khaled Khashroom with 7-Eleven

Title: franchise sales representative for convenience store chain 7-Eleven

Decision Maker for Feb. 1: Brian Losch with Worth Higgins and Associates Inc.

New position: vice president of sales, Worth Higgins and Associates Inc.

Getting to know: Heather Garrett with Parkwood Creative

Title: executive producer at Parkwood Creative, a video production company that now operates in Richmond’s Manchester neighborhood

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"Teams should be able to act with the same unity of purpose and focus as a well motivated individual."

– Bill Gates


The Hidden Head Injury – A Concussion from Whiplash

Fortunately in recent years, more focus has been placed on the dangers of head injuries – including injured soldiers returning from military duty; the National Football League coming under scrutiny; and bike helmet campaigns. Whether a mild concussion or more severe traumatic brain injury, one myth associated with head injuries is that the head must make impact with a physical object. However, that is not always the case.

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