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Area auto dealer groups among top in nation (
Several automotive dealership groups with a presence in the Fredericksburg area, including one that's locally based, are among the top revenue generators in the country.

What sold last week? (FredBiz)
Click for a list of homes that sold last week in the Fredericksburg area.

Local job finder retiring (
Shelby Robinson, who once managed the Virginia Employment Commission's Fredericksburg office before being promoted to VEC headquarters, recently retired after nearly 40 years. Her family threw a surprise party Saturday.

Courthouse Road interchange subject of meeting (
A public meeting this week will give residents a chance to learn more about the proposed reconstruction of the Interstate 95 interchange at Courthouse Road in Stafford County.

Welcome Hirschler Fleischer (FredBiz)
Today we welcome the Hirschler Fleischer law firm as a FredBiz sponsor. Hirschler Fleischer, which focuses on business law, has a local office in the Mill Race North complex in Fredericksburg. See the firm's ad to the right.

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K.G. backs line to Dahlgren (
King George County Administrator Travis Quesenberry will attend a hearing in Richmond Tuesday to express the county's support for a new high-voltage power line to Dahlgren.

Former Anne's Grill property sold in Fredericksburg (
The building that was the longtime home of the Anne's Grill restaurant at 1609 Princess Anne St. in downtown Fredericksburg sold last week to a local man who plans to fix it up and attract a new restaurant and bar.

Rosner Auto makes cover of trade publication (
Fredericksburg-based Rosner Automotive Group is featured in the June issue of Dealer magazine. Click to check it out.

Rankin weighs in on healthcare challenges (
Op-ed from Mary Washington Healthcare CEO Fred Rankin on the state of American healthcare and the challenges that lie ahead.

Meeting on downtown this morning (
The results of a large survey on what area residents want in their downtown will be revealed this morning starting at 8:30 in the meeting room (chambers) of Fredericksburg City Council. The public is invited to attend. Click for a background story on the survey.

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Virginia and the District

Crisper Products investing in Orange (Star-Exponent)
A food production company has announced plans to build in Orange County. Crisper Products will break ground on its first large production farm the middle of this month. The facility, which will grow various produce and freshwater seafood all within climate controlled greenhouses, will be on Mallory's Ford Road, between the towns of Orange and Gordonsville.

Gas prices a nice summer surprise (
A gallon of regular costs 27 cents less in Virginia than it did last year.

U.Va. president retiring (RTD)
In a decision announced Sunday that stunned the campus, the University of Virginia's governing board has forced the resignation of its first female president.

The Farm Table connects farms to diners (RTD)
Two Richmond-based entrepreneurs have taken modern technology, combined it with an old-world business practice and created a business steeped in yesteryear: home produce delivery.

Germanna Community College Center for Workforce & Community Education

SAIC moving some jobs to McLean (Wash Post)
McLean-based Science Applications International Corp. will spend about $15 million this fiscal year to bring roughly 450 corporate employees who have remained in San Diego to McLean and other offices, according to company officials.

CrossFit taking off in Richmond (BizSense)
Richmond's CrossFit scene is bulking up as fast as its devotees are.

Talking baseball (BizSense)
Three years into the Flying Squirrels' tenure in Richmond, the team is still drawing almost 1,000 more fans per game than the other teams in its league. The team's chief operating office, Todd Parnell, says that's because of creative promotions, expanded food service and a consistent, year-round community presence.

DLR Contracting

Around the U.S. and beyond

Companies taking longer to pay (WSJ)
Small businesses are waiting longer for commercial customers to pay their bills as many big companies continue to hoard cash to bolster their own working capital.

Law schools cut back (WSJ)
Faced with a weak job market for lawyers and a dwindling number of applicants, several law schools are cutting the size of their incoming classes, a move legal experts describe as unprecedented.

Virginia Partners Bank - Your Partner in Business

Entrepreneurship and personal finance

Is wine a good investment? (
A recent article in a business publication suggested that wine is now a new asset class.

Don't count on that windfall (WSJ)
The bad news: Many baby boomers are likely to get less money from Mom and Dad than they thought. The worse news: They may have to help their parents financially instead.

Stocks rally on bailout plan (NYT)
The European aid package for Spain's wobbling banks produced the desired effect in the financial markets on Monday, at least for the time being: Stock markets rallied across Europe, with investors in Spain heaving a particularly large sigh of relief that sent Spanish stocks up 3.5 percent by midday.

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