10 signs you’re not cut out to be an entrepreneur

Thinking about starting your own business? Beware! Says Daniel C. Steenerson, a so-called "visioneer" with a 32-year long executive-level career that has included growing an entrepreneurial venture into a multimillion dollar industry leader.

VSU dedicates Reginald F. Lewis College of Business

Lewis took the business world by storm when he acquired McCall Pattern Company for $22.5 million and sold it three years later for a $50 million profit.

AG warns of scams linked to Obamacare rollout

In the wake of the Oct. 1 rollout of the health insurance exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, con artists are already scamming consumers with fake web sites and phone calls, according to the ...

Dominion Virginia Power seeks lower fuel rate

Dominion Virginia Power has asked the State Corporation Commission of Virginia (SCC) for approval to reduce the company’s fuel charge and lower customer electricity bills.

Cuccinelli's office improperly used funds to advise energy companies

Virginia's inspector general has released his review of the attorney general’s office and an assistant attorney general's emails to the attorneys of companies extracting methane gas in Southwest Virginia.

“Yes 4 Henrico’s Kids” PAC to support passage of Henrico meals tax

Henrico County has formed “Yes 4 Henrico’s Kids” PAC to advocate for passage of the meals tax on the ballot on Nov. 5. The small surcharge on restaurant meals, according to supporters who recently gathered at an press event, will ...

Study: Home ownership does not mitigate residential segregation for blacks

While home ownership has long been a key to affluence and a symbol of the American dream, blacks owning homes may not reap the same as whites and other minorities in metropolitan America, a recent University at Albany study found.

Divaris sells Tobacco Row Shopping Center

Divaris Real Estate, Inc. (DRE), has sold the Tobacco Row Shopping Center, totaling 43,373 square feet for $6.6 million.

Va. files suit against payday lender making illegal loans

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has filed a lawsuit against Jupiter Funding Group, LLC , an Internet payday lender, alleging it is making illegal payday loans to Virginia consumers without having a valid state payday loan license.

As hybrid car tax takes effect, advocates launch repeal effort

As Virginia’s broadly renounced new annual tax on hybrid vehicles went into effect on July 1, Sen. Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria) and Del. Scott A. Surovell (D-Mt. Vernon) joined hybrid car owners and climate advocates outside a Department of Motor ...

Millionaire interrupted: NBA player turns career-ending injury into business triumph

When Jonathan Bender skipped college to go play for the Pacers in 1999, he became an instant millionaire.

Change to Va. gas tax could place it among five most affordable gas states

After July 1, with the implementation of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s transportation funding plan, Virginia retail gas prices should begin to drop by about six cents per gallon as the commonwealth’s retail gas tax is replaced with lower tax at the ...

Va. signs $25 billion mortgage servicing settlement

Virginia has signed on to a $25 billion joint federal-state settlement with the nation's five largest mortgage servicers over foreclosure abuses and fraud. The proposed agreement provides an estimated $479,594,672.22 in direct relief or other benefits to Virginia home borrowers.

Keep the Child Care Credit in mind for summer

While the end of the school year brings its own set of worries, such as how do I keep the kids entertained and productive? Can I afford summer day camp?, parents will be glad to know that summer expenses may ...

Payday lender settles violations

Advance, LLC, d/b/a Advance 'Til Payday, has reached a settlement with Virginia for alleged violations of the state's statutes governing consumer finance. The Illinois-based consumer lender operates one location in the Richmond area, at 4311 Nine Mile Rd. Unless exempt, ...