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Lt. gov. announces opposition to uranium mining

Virginia's chief jobs officer and the tie-breaking vote in the Senate, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, opposes a move to allow uranium mining and milling, citing the potential to slow job growth in Southside Virginia and concerns about its environmental impact.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 01:27pm EST

Tags: uranium mining, Bill Bolling, jobs

Virginia film, TV industry's economic impact grows

Lights, camera, economic impact! Virginia's reputation as a great place to shoot TV programs and scenes for such major films as Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is having a bigger impact on the state's bottom line, according to data released Thursday in concert with the screening of the new epic by the award- winning filmmaker.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 04:44pm EST

Tags: film industry,

How US states fared on jobless aid applications

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 355,000, a possible sign of a healing job market. But Labor Department officials cautioned that the figures were distorted by Superstorm Sandy.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 12:07pm EST

Tags: unemployment, Virginia

United for Coal rally unfolds in Appalachia

Sunday - 10/14/2012, 12:20am EDT

Tags: coal, jobs, Big Stone Gap

Va. escapes worst of recession but new fears ahead

While Virginia escaped the worst of the recession unemployment peaked at 7.3 percent uneasiness about the future is in the air. For good reason: The state's fortunes are tied to the outcome of the deficit debate on Capitol Hill and its outcome could dramatically alter its economy.

Saturday - 10/13/2012, 02:45pm EDT

Tags: jobs, sequestration, Congress, military spending

Breaking down Obama's tax, health care policies

Peter Morici, economist, University of Maryland School of Business

Thursday - 10/04/2012, 10:58am EDT

Tags: Peter Morici, University of Maryland, presidential debates,


Region not ready for impact of federal budget cuts

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments report paints a grim picture for the region's economy if automatic, across-the-board cuts to the federal budget take effect in January. COG says better urban planning and promoting the region's diverse economy will will help offset the potential loss of jobs.

Wednesday - 09/12/2012, 05:46pm EDT

Tags: COG, urban planning, jobs, sequestration

Couples hold off on having kids

It costs about $235,000 to raise a child from birth to age 17.

Tuesday - 09/11/2012, 07:47am EDT

Tags: family, children, veronica robinson

O'Malley: We're not better off than 4 years ago

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said during a TV appearance Sunday the nation is not better off than it was four years ago.

Sunday - 09/02/2012, 07:50pm EDT

Tags: Democratic Governors Association, Face the Nation

Housing prices up across the region

Home prices are up in each county in the Washington metro area, signaling a positive step for the housing market.

Wednesday - 08/29/2012, 08:41am EDT

Tags: housing prices, foreclosure, darci marchese

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