Business & Industry

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A class-action federal lawsuit against a payday lender may break new legal ground next month. That’s when a Virginia judge could deliver a ruling that will absolve hundreds of people from loans worth about a half a million dollars. 

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Kroger is the latest supermarket chain to adopt an online grocery ordering system. 

Airbnb Stirs Debate Amongst Virginia Lawmakers

Jul 12, 2016
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The new gig economy is already disrupting businesses across Virginia, although the future of how they will be regulated is still an open question. That’s why state leaders from across the commonwealth will convene in Richmond later this week to hammer out the details about the future of short-term property rentals through Airbnb. 

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The long-running legal battle involving bonds issued by the City of Buena Vista and the company that insures those bonds has taken a new turn.

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Earlier this year, Virginia lawmakers were considering several bills that would have cracked down on the car-title lending industry, a business that’s come under increasing scrutiny and mounting criticism. None of those bills passed, although two powerful state senators wrote a letter to regulators asking them to take care of it. Now Michael Pope has the latest twist in the ongoing investigation - state regulators now say they don’t have the authority to take action.

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