Economics & Economy

Five years ago, New York surprised the world with a new park, known as the High Line.  It was built on an elevated railroad bed that once carried freight, but with lush landscaping, benches, bridges and stairs, it’s become a popular hangout for urban residents in search of nature.  Now, the city of Richmond is planning a similar venture. 

The U.S. Attorney for Virginia’s Western District has won a settlement with Sun Trust Mortgage, which was under investigation for failing to help struggling homeowners as promised.  Those customers may now be getting payments from Sun Trust.

Full Disclosure: Bending Not Breaking

Jul 2, 2014

National business correspondent Roben Farzad has launched a new radio podcast recorded in Richmond. The program is called Full Disclosure, and in the months ahead we'll share his weekly effort to translate the language of finance and investing.  The theme of this week’s program?  Bending, Not Breaking.

Richmond Times-Dispatch

There were a few surprises in this year’s survey of college presidents’ pay.  The Chronicle of Higher Education surveyed more than 250 schools and found Virginia executives faring well.  

Roanoke Eatery Enjoys the Sweet Taste of Success

May 19, 2014
by Beverly Amsler

You may have heard of Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other programs where people donate money to help fund a specific project, such as a film.  Roanoke is the first Virginia city to implement a new type of grass-roots crowd sourcing for small businesses. 

Viva la Cupcake is a shop in Roanoke’s eclectic Grandin Village Community.  On a street corner across from an elementary school, it’s the perfect spot for parents and their kids to stop for a sweet treat.  Pennie Ahuero and her husband opened the shop five years ago and now they’re ready to grow.

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