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  1. As health premiums rise, small businesses seek alternativesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 6 |

    Small businesses are getting notices about their premium and coverage changes for 2018, and some are making adjustments because of that. The changes vary depending on the state where a company is located, how many employees it has and how comprehensive its insurance is.


  2. Paul Manafort, who ran Trump election campaign, told to surrender to federal authoritiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2017 |

    Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, and Manafort's business partner are expected to become the first people charged in the broad investigation into Russian meddling with the U.S. election, according to the New York Times. Charges against Manafort and partner Rick Gates indicate that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe is intensifying and could pose a danger to the White House.


  3. Altria beats 3Q profit forecastsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2017 |

    On a per-share basis, the Richmond, Virginia-based company said it had profit of 97 cents. Earnings, adjusted for pretax gains, were 90 cents per share.


  4. Trial to begin against Philip Morris in smoker's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2017 |

    A trial is set to begin in a lawsuit against Philip Morris in connection with the lung cancer death of a Connecticut woman who smoked the company's Marlboro cigarettes. The trial over Vernon resident Jeanette Bifolck's death in 2000 is scheduled to begin Monday in federal court in Bridgeport.


  5. The night his supporters had long sought: Obama unleashes veiled rebuke of TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 |

    Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ralph Northam in Richmond, Virginia October 19, 2017. Republican gubernatorial candidate, Ed Gillespie, right, gesturing a debate with Democratic challenger Lt.


  6. Cigarette makers to publish new statements on health risksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2017 |

    Major U.S. cigarette companies will soon begin publishing a series of blunt statements about the health risks of smoking as part of a court order stemming from a 1999 lawsuit brought by the federal government. "Smoking kills, on average, 1,200 Americans every day," reads one of the statements.


  7. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to spend nearly $25,000 on a soundproof booth for Scott PruittRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 |

    The Environmental Protection Agency has signed a contract for nearly $25,000 to build a soundproof communications booth for the office of the administrator, Scott Pruitt. The contract, with Acoustical Solutions in Richmond, Virginia, was first reported by The Washington Post.


  8. Toys-R-Us files for bankruptcy protection in U.S.; plans to follow suit in CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2017 |

    Toys-R-Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and says it intends to follow suit in Canada. The company filed Chapter 11 documents late Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond, Virginia and says its Canadian subsidiary plans to seek protection in parallel proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.


  9. Up from the ashes: Samsung unveils successor to Note 7 phoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 23, 2017 |

    Samsung is trying to move past last year's disastrous Galaxy Note 7 launch with a successor sporting a dual-lens camera, animated messages, expanded note-taking - and lower battery capacity. The South Korean tech giant is no longer trying to squeeze more battery power into each phone.


  10. Only known living American soldier to defect to North Korea has diedRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2017 |

    This May 2005 photo released on August 21, 2017 shows James Joseph Dresnok, a US defector to North Korea, in an unknown location. Dresnok, the only US soldier known still to be living in North Korea after defecting more than five decades ago, died in November 2016 pledging loyalty to the "great leader Kim Jong-Un", his sons said.


  11. Altria misses 2Q profit forecastsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2017 |

    Altria Group Inc. relied on higher tobacco prices and a gain from its ABInBev/SABMiller investment to help drive profit in the second quarter, though results still fell short of expectations. The owner of Philip Morris USA, the nation's largest cigarette maker, said Thursday profit rose 20 per cent to $1.99 billion, or $1.03 per share.


  12. 'Irreparable harm to individuals across this nation': Appeals...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 |

    President Donald Trump's revised travel ban "speaks with vague words of national security, but in context drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination," a federal appeals court said Thursday in ruling against the ban that targets six Muslim-majority countries. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that blocks the Republican's administration from temporarily suspending new visas for people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.


  13. Appeals court upholds decision to block Anthem bid for CignaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 |

    A federal appeals court on Friday left in place a decision blocking Anthem Inc.'s bid to buy rival health insurer Cigna Corp. The 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upholds a federal judge's ruling in February that said the proposed $48 billion acquisition would reduce competition in the concentrated insurance market. Anthem argued the merger would save $2.4 billion in medical costs and lead to lower consumer premiums.


  14. Agreement bars ad firm from targeting women entering clinicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 |

    A settlement with a digital advertising company bars the firm from using a technology called geofencing to direct anti-abortion messages toward women entering reproductive health facilities in Massachusetts, the state attorney general said Tuesday. The agreement was reached after Attorney General Maura Healey investigated whether Copley Advertising or John Flynn, a Brookline man identified as the firm's manager and sole employee, was violating the state's consumer protection laws.


  15. Richmond Fed head Lacker resigns, admits improper disclosureRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 |

    Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, has resigned after acknowledging improper discussions with a financial analyst. In a statement Tuesday, Lacker said that in October 2012 he spoke to an analyst at Medley Global Advisers who possessed "highly confidential" information about interest-rate decisions the Fed had considered at its September meeting.


  16. US court rejects state's claim to riverbed where dams builtRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2017 |

    A federal appeals court has rejected North Carolina's claim that it owns the bottom of a major river where hydroelectric dams have been churning for a century. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals split 2-1 in dismissing the state's claim that it has a say in the operations and ownership of four Yadkin River dams built to power a now-defunct Alcoa aluminum smelter.


  17. Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2017 |

    Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax collections. A bill pending in the Legislature would allow pot growers and retailers to reclassify their recreational pot as medical pot if a change in federal law or enforcement occurs. 6 comments

  18. Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2017 |

    This July 20, 2016 photo provided by The SEFA Group shows a coal ash processing facility in Georgetown, S.C. Fly ash is enclosed in pipes and pneumatically conveyed for use as a sustainable material in concrete as part of SEFA Group's STAR Process. As Virginia and its public utilities struggle to cope with the coal ash buried in pits and ponds across the state, tons more of the industrial byproduct is being imported each year.


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