State’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate stays at 5.6 percent
May 18, 2012 2:05 PM
April unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in more than three years and is down six tenths of a percentage point from the same month in 2011.
European debt crisis helps push mortgage rates to new lows
May 18, 2012 6:23 AM
The average 15-year and 30-year fixed-rate mortgages fell to a record low this week as European debt crisis overshadowed positive U.S. economic news.
Nation’s largest wireless franchise expands in Virginia
May 17, 2012 3:39 PM
Wireless Zone, the country’s largest wireless retail franchisor, has opened two new locations in Rocky Mount and Mechanicsville.
Media General to sell newspapers to Berkshire Hathaway
May 17, 2012 11:46 AM
Warren Buffett’s company to acquire all print properties except those in Tampa
Alpha Natural Resources publishes sustainability report
May 17, 2012 6:22 AM
Coal supplier Alpha Natural Resources has published its first annual sustainability report, which instead of numbers focuses on the coal producer’s social and environmental record.
Potomac Mills to expand with new exterior, restaurants and stores
May 16, 2012 5:27 PM
Project includes first Virginia location of Bobby Flay’s Burger Palace.
ITT Exelis becomes 10th Fairfax County-based company to make the Fortune 500
May 16, 2012 2:54 PM
Fairfax has more companies on 2012 list than 34 states.
Verizon Wireless expands 4G network in central and western Virginia
May 15, 2012 6:48 PM
Fredericksburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Harrisonburg and Martinsville included in 28 new markets.