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Tips to generate a second income

In today’s economy, a full-time job is no guarantee that a second income won’t be necessary to live a comfortable lifestyle or save for the future. If you’re interested in earning extra revenue, drawing upon your skills from your primary ...

Business of beauty: Entrepreneur talks expanding brand from YouTube

Today, Graham has 92,000-plus YouTube subscribers and more than 12 million video views. She travels worldwide to share her natural hair journey and to represent her product line, Alikay Naturals.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

12 Scams of Christmas

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

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.

Study: Blacks are biggest users of online job search

Blacks are more likely than the public at large to use the Internet to look for a job, and particularly when it comes to using mobile devices and social media for that purpose, according to recent research unveiled by the ...

IRS warns of pervasive telephone scam

Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. If the victim refuses to cooperate, they are then threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a ...

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.

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