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Notable Gifts: $150,000 supports portrait purchase

The portrait, which was on temporary exhibit last summer at the Yorktown Victory Center, is one of two known paintings of Diallo made in England by William Hoare.

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Consumer Reports: The peer-to-peer platform for borrowing and lending

Since 2009, bankers have stopped paying any meaningful interest on deposits, Consumer Reports notes.

Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

It’s a case of buyer beware, with potentially dangerous consequences.

Craft brewers dispute over beer names and label designs

Could Cheeky Monkey be confused with Albino Monkey? Do the names and labels look too much alike?

Ferguson acquires Colo. and Iowa businesses

The Newport News-based wholesale plumbing distributor, announced Friday that it has acquired an appliance dealer in Colorado and a cabinet, fireplace and lighting showroom in Iowa.

Appalachian Power customers’ bills decrease

The utility said the lower bills are the result of the reduction or expiration of three rate-adjustment clauses.

The 6 percent home sale fee isn't sacred

The average commission rate nationwide on home sale transactions hasn’t been 6 percent since 1992.

200 postal jobs moving from Roanoke to N.C.

About 200 postal jobs are being shifted from Roanoke to Greensboro, N.C.

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Working the web: Fixing your content marketing

Most businesses stink at content, and you may be one of them.

Business principles 101: Trust, but verify

If you discover that you can't trust people, you'll learn that some deals are better left undone. 

Ask Doug & Polly: Should I move out of my home office?

Moving from a home office to rented space is a big decision, but it can also come with a big payoff. 

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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.

Leo W. Lantz

He's president of Leo Lantz Construction Inc. and 2015 president of the Home Building Association of Richmond.

Charlene Harper

She's a civil engineer for a land planning and design firm.

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POWER THOUGHT

It's hard to teach people to be rational. So it's important to teach habits.

- Alan Krueger, professor of economics at Princeton University

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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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