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New apartment complex in works in South Richmond

The Breeden Co. Inc., a development firm based in Virginia Beach, plans to build a 252-unit apartment complex in South Richmond.

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CarMax summer basketball league helps youth build futures

Trent Hendrick, 12, rushed up and down the basketball court with his teammates — whom he described as being like family to him — as they competed in championship games Wednesday night at the VCU Siegel Center.

Kinsale Capital Group stock rises almost 15 percent after initial public offering

Shares of Henrico County-based Kinsale Capital Group, the parent company of a specialty property and casualty insurer, rose nearly 15 percent from the company’s initial public offering price on its first day of trading Thursday.

Anthem prepping for hardball fight with feds over Cigna deal

Anthem has no intention of backing away quietly from its plan to buy rival Cigna in the face of federal opposition, and the company looks ready to play hardball.

RTD Person of the Year nominations sought

At the RTD, we want to recognize the individuals whose achievements, talents and commitment have bolstered the Richmond region. And readers — as we kick off the second RTD Person of the Year program — we want your help!

Dollar Tree founder, wife, donate to Cleveland Clinic

Macon Brock, the co-founder of Chesapeake-based retailer Dollar Tree Stores, and his wife, Joan, have donated $2 million to the Cleveland Clinic to establish an endowed chair for lung transplant research.

Banks’ shareholders approve merger

Hampton Roads Bankshares Inc., the holding company for The Bank of Hampton Roads, and Xenith Bankshares Inc., the holding company for Xenith Bank, announced that each company’s shareholders have approved the proposed merger of the two banks at special meetings held Thursday in Richmond by Xenith Bankshares and in Virginia Beach by Hampton Roads Bankshares.

Two law firms, including a new one from Houston, are new tenants in Riverfront Plaza

Riverfront Plaza, under new ownership for the past seven months, has seen several lease transactions totaling more than 85,000 square feet in the past two months. 

Earnings: Altria, Dynex Capital, Lumber Liquidators, NewMarket Corp., Comcast, T-Mobile, Anthem, Mondelez, Coca-Cola, Boeing, Facebook, Norfolk Southern

Richmond-area firms: Altria

Working the Web: The art of cross-selling

As your competitors become more savvy with online advertising, finding an edge becomes critically important. Otherwise, you risk overdoing all the same tactics as your competitors.

Business Principles 101: Someone must be in charge

Where everyone decides everything, no one decides anything and mediocrity is the result.

Ask Doug & Polly: Ask these 3 questions before marketing your business

QUESTION: I've been spinning my wheels trying to market my small counseling practice. I've done some AdWords and Facebook campaigns with little return on investment. The world of search engine optimization has gotten far more complex than I can fathom or have time for. Do you have a recommendation for marketing my business online?

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Decision Maker: Melissa Andrews with LeadingAge Virginia

New position: president and chief executive officer for LeadingAge Virginia, responsible for leading the membership and staff in visioning, strategic planning and implementing the strategic plan in partnership with the board of directors.

Getting to know: Scott Halloran

Title: managing director, Trolley House Refreshments

Decision Maker: Jamie Baskerville Martin with Williams Mullen

New position: partner and co-chair of Health Care Section, Williams Mullen

Getting to know: Joan Dorsey

Title: Principal broker, co-founder of Jefferson Properties, a real estate firm in Midlothian

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No problem is too big to run away from.

-- Charles M. Schulz


Should I compare my portfolio to the S&P 500?

This question is on the minds of many investors.  I would suggest that we broaden the question to how should I measure your portfolio.  There are three measurements to utilize.

Verdicts versus Settlements: What Does the Public Get to Know?

Did you know that the vast majority of civil cases settle and never go to trial? Many settled cases also are subject to confidentiality agreements - meaning that the names of the parties or the details of the case or the settlement - will not be shared with the public. On the other hand, if a case goes to trial (unless the case involves a juvenile or is put under seal), the public generally can know the case details - including the outcome if the case goes to verdict.

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