Business & Industry

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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.

Kroger Workers Avoid Strike

Jun 8, 2016
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There won’t be any picket lines later this month outside Kroger stores in Southwest and Central Virginia, West Virginia and Eastern Tennessee.

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Small dollar lending has become increasingly controversial in recent years, especially now that the number of automobiles repossessed by the car title lending industry doubled over the last three years. Now a new federal rule could mean an end to lending practices critics call predatory. 

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It looks like another big company could be making its way to Virginia. According to state documents, an unidentified business is looking to move into a major industrial facility in Chesterfield County. 

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