Economics & Economy

One group in Richmond is doing something different to combat poverty. Taking kids from low-income neighborhoods and giving them what they often lack.... mentoring...guidance... a male role-model... all disguised as an after-school biking program. Richmond Cycling Corps it's called.

There's controversy in Fairfax over cars being ticketed for expired inspection stickers while waiting to be inspected...and some Virginia community college students have found a way around the high cost of textbooks.

Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

Hiding from the Taxman?

Oct 16, 2015

Revenues for the state’s general fund are up nearly ten percent from last year, according to the governor’s office.  Terry McAuliffe cites an improving economy, but critics say Virginia would be doing far better if corporations paid their fair share of taxes. 

It’s early to be thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas, but one Richmond company is in full holiday mode.  

On a quiet afternoon, Mark Sauer sits in the large executive office of a company founded by his great, great grandfather.  There’s an old  photo of his uncle delivering products from a donkey cart, and color portraits that underscore the history of the firm.

“This is CF Sauer.  This is CF Sauer, Junior.  That’s my father, CF Sauer, the third, and this is my brother, CF Sauer, the fourth.”

Over the years, each has overseen the manufacture of pure vanilla.

The Race Is On

Sep 18, 2015

Virginia’s capital city is gearing up for something it’s never seen before – an international bike race featuring a thousand cyclists and more than a quarter of a million fans.

If you watched the Tour de France on TV, you have some idea of what Richmond is about to experience.  Beginning Saturday, cyclists will fill the roads, warming up and competing in various categories, time trials and races.

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