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Could e-cig sales be hitting a short-term plateau?

There is increasing evidence that adult consumers may be tapering off their initial enthusiasm for electronic cigarettes, which could limit their potential for benefiting public health.

Local Business News

Dominion program offers energy savings to needy homeowners

Dominion's expanded energy savings program helps low-income homeowners. The company agreed to expand the program as part of a legislative compromise this winter. 

Report: Underwater properties declined in area in 2Q

Just more than 10 percent of local homes are badly underwater, down from more than 22 percent two years ago. 

Richmond area's jobless rate remains flat in June

The modest growth in local job numbers matches the statewide trend. 

Craft breweries face choices between distribution and tasting rooms

Tasting rooms draw crowds and provide much-need cash for brewers. But the path toward a larger operation means building out a distribution network.

Smart Money: Stock market investing starts with education

QUESTION: I am 55 years old and want to start investing in the stock market. I have $10,000 to play with. Do you think it’s a good starting amount?

ECPI health program wins accreditation

Accreditation makes graduates eligible to sit for the certification exam to be a registered health information technician.

Ben Franklin

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in sunlight.

Sentara, Pratt Medical of Fredericksburg partner

Under the partnership, nearly 40 multispecialty providers have joined Sentara Medical Group under the new name Sentara Pratt Medical Group.

What can my organization do to boost respect among colleagues?

Senior executives must lead by example, and trainding can also help. 

Ask Doug and Polly: How can I motivate my employees better?

Money isn't the only way to let people know that you appreciate the work they are doing.

New rules examine who's an independent contractor

Companies, given a choice, generally prefer to call someone an independent contractor rather than an employee. New federal regulations may crack down on that.

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Decision Maker: Andrew Routh

He's director of therapeutic resources at the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls.

Bryan C. Green

He's director of historic preservation for Richmond-based Commonwealth Architects

Decision Maker: Barbara Joynes

She's the new senior vice president and director of account management at West Cary Group.

Getting to know: Jeff Wells of Fleet Feet Sports

He helps us run.

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Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in sunlight.

-- Ben Franklin


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