Navy recommends carrier move to Florida
January 15, 2009 11:50 AM
The Navy officially recommended Wednesday that an aircraft carrier be moved from Norfolk Naval Station to Mayport Naval Station in Florida. Virginia’s congressional delegation believes the move could cost the state up to 11,000 jobs.
Kaine unveils proposals to spur ‘green job’ growth
January 12, 2009 3:44 PM
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announced Monday his proposal to spur the growth of “green jobs” in Virginia through a series of grants and tax credits
Lynchburg company related to peanut butter recall
January 12, 2009 11:50 AM
A Lynchburg-based company produced the peanut butter that tested positive for salmonella bacteria, according to the Associated Press.
Chandler leaving LandAmerica
January 09, 2009 6:41 PM
LandAmerica Chairman and CEO Theodore Chandler will step down from his roles at the Henrico County title insurer on Jan. 15, just a few weeks after the company sold most of its business units.
Genworth Financial lays off 400 works in Richmond, 230 in Lynchburg
January 09, 2009 5:04 PM
Genworth Financial laid off more than 600 Virginia workers this week, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Freddie Mac reports record low for mortgage rates
January 09, 2009 11:35 AM
McLean-based Freddie Mac reported this week that mortgage rates have fallen to their lowest levels since the mortgage finance company started tracking rates in 1971.
Transportation secretary approves Dulles project
January 08, 2009 10:29 AM
U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters has approved spending $900 million in federal money to extend Metrorail to Tysons Corner and on to Dulles International Airport.
More than 450 sound off on uranium study
January 07, 2009 11:37 AM
More than 450 people attended a public hearing for a state commission studying the safety of uranium mining in Virginia, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Unemployment up in Virginia
January 07, 2009 11:36 AM
The unemployment rate in Virginia reached 4.6 percent in November, when more than 17,761 workers joined the state’s unemployment rolls.