The VirginiaBusiness.com Top Five
Top trending stories from Jan. 16 to Feb. 15
The top trending stories on VirginiaBusiness.com from Jan. 16 to Feb. 15 included the news that Herndon-based national security contractor Peraton was following up its $3.4 billion cash acquisition of Northrop Grumman’s federal IT and mission support services business by purchasing Perspecta.
- Perspecta to be acquired for $7.1B in all-cash deal: Following sale rumors, the Chantilly-based federal contractor announced it will be acquired by Peraton. (Jan. 27)
- Chase censured for ‘conduct unbecoming of a senator’ in bipartisan vote: State Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, received the first censure since 1987 over a laundry list of controversies. (Jan. 27)
- 12 Va. hospitals rank among nation’s top 250: Inova Fairfax Hospital and Sentara Princess Anne Hospital make top 100 in annual Healthgrades report. (Feb. 11)
- Local officials slam Northam administration’s COVID vaccine rollout: Hampton Roads, Chesterfield and Fairfax officials criticized initial vaccination efforts, which saw Virginia ranked near the bottom in the nation for doses administered. By early February, Virginia jumped from 47th to 10th out of the 50 states. (Jan. 26)
- South African COVID-19 variant case reported in Va.: An Eastern Virginia adult was found to have the highly contagious variant. (Feb. 5)