Posts Tagged Economics
Charlottesville Has Lowest Unemployment in Virginia; Hampton Roads Still Struggling
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on November 14, 2016
The latest round of unemployment numbers tell a tale of two Virginias, one thriving and another struggling. Michael Pope is looking at the numbers.
Census: Virginia Incomes Up, Poverty Down
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on September 15, 2016
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. Mallory Noe-Payne has the details.
Chesterfield and Loudoun Counties Have Some of the Fastest Growing Job Numbers in America
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on August 9, 2016
Virginia is home to some of the fastest growing job centers in the country, according to new data from the federal government. Michael Pope has the story.
Menhaden Fishing Limits are Swimming in Controversy
Posted by Payton Knobeloch in Virginia's News on August 5, 2016
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. Pamela D’Angelo reports.
Airbnb Stirs Debate Amongst Virginia Lawmakers
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on July 12, 2016
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. Michael Pope has the story.
Inside the Wild West of Debt Settlement Companies
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on July 8, 2016
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. Michael Pope has the story.
New Law to Govern Builders’ Gifts to Communities
Posted by Nick Gilmore in Virginia's News on July 7, 2016
Life is about to get even more complicated for community planners dealing with development. In the past, they could ask builders to help pay for almost any civic improvement. Now, however, state law is about to change as Sandy Hausman reports.