Business & Industry

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. 

Kroger and Union Workers Reach Tentative Agreement

May 25, 2016
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Kroger and the food workers union have a new deal…one that will stop a possible strike next week.

The tentative contract agreement comes after two days of negotiations between Local 400 of the United Food and Commercial Workers, and the biggest supermarket chain in the country.  

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Car-title lenders in Virginia may have dodged a bullet earlier this year when the Virginia General Assembly passed on reforming their industry. But the industry now faces a new threat from Washington. Michael Pope continues our coverage, with the latest on the new federal rule that could dramatically undermine predatory lending.

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