Mortgage rates rise above 5 percent for the first time since April
February 10, 2011 6:24 PM
Mortgage rates rose this week on the heels of positive economic news, according to Freddie Mac’s weekly mortgage rate survey.
Mason Inn Conference Center takes gold
February 10, 2011 5:46 PM
The Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel at George Mason University became the first hotel in Virginia to gain gold certification under LEED guidelines.
Alpha Natural Resources revenues up, profit down
February 09, 2011 11:33 PM
Coal supplier Alpha Natural Resources reported an 11 percent increase in coal revenues in the fourth quarter, but profit fell 40 percent on higher production expenses and costs associated with its previous acquisition of Foundation Coal Holdings.
Virginia Natural Gas seeking permission for rate increase
February 09, 2011 6:30 AM
Virginia Natural Gas is seeking permission to increase its rates for the first time since 1996.
Alexandria is for Lovers
February 08, 2011 3:17 PM
Looking to swoon your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Maybe you should head to Alexandria — deemed the most romantic city in America for the second year in a row.
Obama administration announces plans to accelerate offshore wind energy development
February 07, 2011 5:06 PM
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu were in Norfolk Monday to announce plans to accelerate offshore wind energy development in the U.S.
Commercial real estate roundup, 2/7/11
February 07, 2011 5:30 AM
One of the country’s premiere commercial real estate research companies stands to make millions on a quick resale of its headquarters. This and other real estate news from around the state:
McDonnell ups budget forecast by $152 million
February 04, 2011 3:48 PM
Gov. Bob McDonnell has increased revenues for the current biennial budget by $152 million as more small businesses hired employees.