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Real estate rates increase in Richmond area

Houses are still selling at a good pace in the Richmond area. Henrico County experienced a days on market (DOM) average of 67 days, and Richmond City saw a DOM of 72 days, followed closely by Goochland County at 74 ...

4 tips for starting your own home-based business

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, ...

New email phishing scheme claims to be from the tax advocates

The Internal Revenue Service is warning consumers to be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number.

5 common causes of prevalent tax mistakes

Forty-nine percent of Americans think they personally pay more than their fair share in taxes, according to 2013 Rasmussen reports.

Virginia-based carrier challenges status quo

nTelos is spearheading a revolution that the company says is soundly based on industry-wide consumer attitudes and behaviors. Wireless consumers are concerned about surprise charges, data limits, hidden fees and paying for services never used.

Hopewell partnership to award $2,500 at entrepreneur event

The Hopewell Downtown Partnership will soon host an event comprised of creatives, entrepreneurs, and community members to help spur new ideas and new businesses in a unique format entitled “Ignite Hopewell”.

First Team Automotive Group acquires Norfolk-based Bay Kia

Family-owned First Team Automotive Group has purchased the Norfolk-based Bay Kia, making Kia the ninth brand in First Team’s holdings that include Honda, Toyota, Chevrolet and Mazda in the Hampton Roads region, and Hyundai, Nissan, Volkswagen and Subaru in First ...

Awards gala honors Jealous, Walmart activists, lawmakers

Other honorees included two labor activists and former Walmart employees, who were wrongfully fired for their efforts to organize for better conditions and livable wages for retail workers. The two were part of a workers' rights campaign called OUR Walmart, ...

Warner urges banks to offer better prepaid debit card consumer protections

Following a holiday season in which a record number of consumers were expected to use prepaid cards, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) has introduced legislation requiring banks to more fully disclose the hidden fees often charged for the use ...

Charles Koch: $34,000 puts you in the top 1%

The Koch brothers can get left-leaning Americans' blood boiling just by drawing breath. Imagine the rage when they actually poke the bear a bit.

Typical U.S. households of color have no retirement savings

A new report calculates the severity of the U.S. retirement security racial divide. The analysis finds that every racial group faces significant risks, but people of color face particularly severe challenges in preparing for retirement. Americans of color are significantly ...

Urology practice expands Va. Beach presence

The company will invest a total of $17.8 million in capital improvements and business property through this expansion. The new facility creates 66 full-time positions including eight physicians and 58 staff with combined average salaries of $72,811.

12 Scams of Christmas

The BBB says people should be aware of suspicious situations since the holiday season is when most criminals strike.

Local organizations rallying for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a day to support the local small businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small businesses have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years and ...

Va. settles with Google over unauthorized Web tracking

Virginia has reached a settlement with Google Inc. after the company allowed advertisers to track Web surfing habits of users of Apple's Safari Web browser during 2011 and 2012 without authorization.

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