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Virginia housing market improving, Fed survey shows

First-time homebuyers make up an especially large chunk of the Virginia market, accounting for almost half of all homes sold.

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Lumiary shines a light on customer data for small retailers

The Richmond business has drawn local funding for its idea to develop a new software system that helps retailers track customers.

Dominion Virginia Power will pay you $50 to recycle your old refrigerator

Old refrigerators could add more than $100 to a family’s annual power bill. 

Amazon as an adult: Two decades of online shopping

SEATTLE — It officially has been nearly two decades since shoppers of the world were introduced to the idea of buying books online.

Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'

The Oreo, which is made at a plant in Eastern Henrico County and marketed by The Martin Agency, is getting a makeover.

Louis Armstrong, musician

There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell 'em.

Ginger Rogers

The only way to enjoy anything in life is to earn it first.

Full Metro Business calendar for July 6


Rockin' Baby steps through a new doorway by selling children's clothing

Kathryn J. Wiley paid $12,000 to acquire a struggling baby sling business. Now she has the company in growth mode. 

Ask Doug & Polly: How do I change employee behavior?

Start by measuring behavior, and then enforce some consequences.

Working the Web: Using buyer personas to understand your customers

Customers make a lot of assumptions about customers. Buyer personas can help you turn assumptions into knowledge.

Hiring in the digital age

Digital tools make it easier than ever to find job candidates, but getting the right candidate is still tough to do.

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Decision Maker: David M. Wojdyla

He leads the real estate investment banking group at BB&T Capital Markets.

Daniel L. Plaugher

The VCU graduate is executive director of Virginians for High Speed Rail. 

Decision Maker: Darius A. Johsnon

He's a senior vice president at Bank of America, serving middle-market companies. 

Getting to know: Mary Griffin Warren

She handles leasing at Regency Square mall.

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There are some people that if they don't know, you can't tell 'em.

-- Louis Armstrong, musician


What employers can do to protect employees from heat-related illness

Things are starting to heat up once again in the Commonwealth, and while this means more time at the local pool or splash park for some, the sun and heat can spell danger for workers who are exposed to high temperatures and/or increased heat index. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), thousands of US workers get sick and some die from excessive heat exposure while working outdoors.

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