Economy and Economics

United States Census Bureau

Virginians are making more money than they did last year, incomes have risen, and fewer families are living in poverty. That’s according to data released today by the census.

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Virginia is home to some of the fastest growing job centers in the country, according to new data from the federal government.

Menhaden Fishing Limits are Swimming in Controversy

Aug 5, 2016
Associated Press

A fish crucial to Chesapeake Bay crabbers and Virginia's omega-3 oil industry is proving to be one of the most controversial, as Atlantic fisheries managers struggled this week at their summer meeting to determine how much should be caught.

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. 

Inside the Wild West of Debt Settlement Companies

Jul 8, 2016
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For people down on their luck and behind on their bills, there seems to be no end of businesses looking to turn a buck. That often means people are scammed out of money — just when they need help the most. Critics say state leaders in Virginia are doing nothing to solve the problem.