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Amazon envisions drone-guiding system

The first wave of long-range commercial drones should be allowed to operate in a narrow, low-altitude band and must agree to be tracked, according to Amazon.com’s vision of the future.

Local Business News

Survey: Local CEOs expect better sales but little change on hiring

Nearly three-quarters of top executives for local businesses in one recent survey said they expect to see an increase in sales over the next six months, but a majority do not expect that to change their hiring plans.

Judge: Truck stop owner can’t seek lost profits

A judge says the owners of a closed truck stop cannot seek lost profits from its state takeover.

Ernst & Young plans $12M expansion in Fairfax

Ernst & Young LLP, the giant accounting and consulting firm, will invest about $12 million to expand its operations in Fairfax County, creating 462 jobs.

Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

Verizon workers in nine states, including Virginia, could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don’t reach an agreement over benefits.

Tredegar squeaks out profit as film product sales decline

Tredegar Corp.’s net income from continuing operations fell to $594,000, or 2 cents a share, in the second quarter compared with $3.75 million, or 11 cents a share, in the year-ago period.

The Brink’s Co. posts loss on currency woes

The company said it lost $12.9 million in the second quarter. 

Earnings: Community Bankers Trust, Procter & Gamble and Fiat Chrysler

Community Bankers Trust

Kids and Money: Celebrity status doesn’t guarantee financial smarts

Rap artist 50 Cent, NFL quarterback Michael Vick, actor Nicolas Cage and photographer of the stars Annie Leibovitz have at least one thing in common.

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Working the web: Why organizations fail in digital marketing

By now, most established businesses have experienced some digital marketing successes and failures. Given all the hype around digital marketing, it comes as a surprise when most campaigns fail to live up to expectations.

What can my organization do to boost respect among colleagues?

Senior executives must lead by example, and training 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.

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Getting to know: Viren Kapadia of Gyrus Systems

He's the president and CEO of Gyrus Systems.

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.

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