Business & Industry

Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Virginia’s Chamber of Commerce surveyed a number of likely voters last week on several different issues, one of which was the economy. 

Virginia Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

State regulations don’t seem to be hampering Virginia’s manufacturing businesses. That’s according to a new report from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, the state’s independent research agency. 

Wikimedia Commons

For now, the thirty five hundred Airbnb hosts in Virginia operate largely in the shadows. The vast majority of those businesses pay no taxes, and they are not regulated by local governments in a way similar to hotels or bed and breakfasts. But, that’s about to change.

Taber Andrew Bain / Creative Commons

What’s the best way to protect people from predatory lending? One federal agency has a new proposal, but it’s getting mixed reviews — even among people who agree that something needs to be done. 

University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

With one in three American adults now classified as obese, the search is on for new explanations.  Health professionals have blamed excess consumption of sugar and fat coupled with a lack of exercise.  Now, an economist at the University of Virginia is speaking out.