Posts Tagged Economics
The latest round of unemployment numbers tell a tale of two Virginias, one thriving and another struggling. Michael Pope is looking at the numbers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.