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Wireless car-charging company looks to stay ahead in global market

Evatran Group Inc. has sold only 200 of its Plugless electric-vehicle charging devices, but CEO Rebecca Hough is encouraged.

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Biz Bites: HDL wants to sell; Westrock is born

Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc.'s building in Richmond's BioTech park.

Notable Gifts: For area youths, donation opens door to learning about gardens

More than 5,000 local children will have access to learning gardens at 13 local schools, thanks to a $97,060 grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation to Greater Richmond Fit4Kids.

Consumer Reports: When it really pays to buy online

You can buy practically anything online, but that doesn’t mean you’ll always want to — or ought to.

Energy rules have Virginia weighing new nuclear reactor at North Anna

In a 15-year forecast filed with the State Corporation Commission last week, a plan for North Anna 3 was among four options the company outlined as a possibility to meet demand while also complying with new emission carbon rules.

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Harney: Lenders go high-tech to spot borrowers' lies

It’s one of the most common lies that homebuyers tell mortgage lenders, and it may be on the upswing: In order to get a lower interest rate and down payment, applicants say they plan to occupy the house as a principal residence when in fact they have no such intention.

Dominion outlines new power plan

The company said federal rules will likely force it to close coal plants and focus more on natural gas and solar in the next 15 years. 

Nonprofit fund manager closes largest deal to date

Money from the fund will be used to help redevelop about 10 properties for low- to moderate-income residents across Virginia, including Richmond's William Byrd apartments..

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.

Labor Law: Disability-related questions for job applicants

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, merely asking a disability-related question during the pre-offer stage is a violation of the law.

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-- Colin Powell


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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