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For the Record - Hampton Roads

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Amerigroup Corp., a Virginia Beach provider of managed health-care services, laid off 80 employees as part of an effort to increase efficiency in its IT and marketing operations. Twenty of the layoffs were in its Virginia Beach office, including three positions of vice president or higher. (Virginian-Pilot)

CV International, a Norfolk-based freight forwarding and custom brokerage business, bought Central Carolina Shipping Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., an independent broker. The Central Carolina staff will join the Charlotte office of CVI. (News release)

Norfolk Southern Corp., a Norfolk-based railroad company, was ranked 26th among the 50 Best Places to Launch a Career by BusinessWeek magazine. The magazine surveyed employers, college career directors and 60,000 undergraduates to determine the top employers for new college graduates. (PRNewswire)

MEB General Contractors of Chesapeake received a $36.4 million contract from the Navy to demolish and replace old fuel storage tanks at Craney Island Fuel Terminal in Portsmouth. The 1,000-acre facility is the Navy’s largest fuel storage center. (News release)

Workers at a pork processing plant in Middlesboro, Ky., owned by Smithfield Foods Inc. rejected an effort to unionize the plant by the United Food and Commercial Workers International in a 238-80 vote. In the past year, the company invested more than $11 million in the plant and hired more than 200 workers. (Daily Press)

American Cruise Lines and Travel Dynamics International will make eight port calls in Yorktown during the fall season as part of Chesapeake Bay package cruises offered by the companies. Yorktown is expected to benefit from increased tourism as it more often becomes a small-ship port of call.  (Daily Press)


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