Roundup: Housing stays in slump; four-day work weeks; lobbyist spending
July 25, 2008 12:03 PM
Home sales continue to slug along in Virginia, although some markets in Northern Virginia appear to be improving.
House passes housing plan
July 24, 2008 11:18 AM
The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday to help thousands of homeowners facing foreclosure and back two mortgage finance giants, McLean-based Freddie Mac and Washington, D.C.-based Fannie Mae.
Localities considering four-day work weeks
July 22, 2008 11:51 AM
Localities across Virginia are considering four-day work weeks for employees in an effort to save on soaring energy costs.
Harbinger comes out against purchase of Alpha Natural Resources
July 21, 2008 10:41 AM
The majority shareholder of coal and iron miner Cleveland-Cliffs has come out against the company’s decision to purchase Abingdon-based Alpha Natural Resources, according to Reuters.
Warner and Gilmore square off at Virginia Bar Association
July 19, 2008 11:51 AM
Former Virginia governors Jim Gilmore and Mark Warner traded charges of mischaracterization of positions on issues and critiques of their gubernatorial performance at a debate Saturday.
Business group freezes campaign donations over transportation
July 17, 2008 11:06 AM
The Greater Washington Board of Trade announced Wednesday it would not donate to any General Assembly candidate until the legislature secures transportation money.
Cleveland mining group to buy Alpha Natural Resources
July 16, 2008 11:16 AM
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. has agreed to buy coal producer Abingdon-based Alpha Natural Resources for $10 billion in stock and cash.