• Some thoughts on expanding Medicaid

    Apr 16, 2014, 9:53 a.m.

    There are two policy issues involved in whether Virginia should expand Medicaid. First, is whether the budget should be the vehicle through which a major new government entitlement program is determined; and second, whether expanding Medicaid is a sound policy overall.
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  • 4 tips for starting your own home-based business

    Apr 10, 2014, 1:49 p.m.

    It all starts with an idea – is yours a good one? You need to be able to easily explain your idea (product or service) in one or two sentences because that’s all you’ll get to “sell” it to customers, investors and the media, including bloggers who you seek out for reviews. If you can’t explain it well in two sentences, either work on a simpler way to describe it or come up with a new idea.
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  • VCU unveils rare collection of Va. civil rights protest photos

    Apr 8, 2014, 1:13 p.m.

    Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is hoping for the public's help in shedding new light on a pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle in Virginia with a new exhibit of 277 photographs taken during nonviolent civil rights protests in Farmville, in the summer of 1963.
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  • U.S. invasive cancer rates slightly down

    Apr 16, 2014, 9:59 a.m.

    Rates of invasive cancer cases among U.S. men and women dropped slightly from 459 per 100,000 persons in 2009 to 446 per 100,000 persons in 2010, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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  • The secret sauce behind leading opponents of a minimum wage increase

    Apr 8, 2014, 2:14 p.m.

    There’s a heated debate going on in Congress and many state capitols this spring over raising the minimum wage. One of the key players – and a vocal opponent of wage increases – is the restaurant lobby, led by the National Restaurant Association (NRA).
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