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April April 18, 2014 at 07:26 am
Isn't Northrup Grumman a major federal contractor? Not surprised about the bank (Capital One) andRead More the utility company (Dominion). Was surprised about Dollar Tree.
livnclean April 18, 2014 at 10:34 am
uh, did you mean "Tesla" Motors.....?
Locally Involved April 18, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Well, that's just about right, the average of the top 10 CEO salaries in VA is 390x that of theRead More average worker salary of $45,000. US Avg is 475x. Don't know why the average worker is complaining about wage stagnation and lack of jobs. Poor CEOs must work so hard to keep all that money out of the tax man's hands and the grubby hands of the worker! How can they possibly survive otherwise?
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Donna March 12, 2014 at 11:19 am
03/12/14 - Heard on Fox 5 this morning that Josh's parents were notified last night that theRead More pharmaceutical company will offer this drug (although not FDA approved) to Josh in an experimental trial. Treatment could begin as early as today.
Safeway could be bought. (Patch file photo.)
Fairfax Watcher March 7, 2014 at 03:39 pm
WELL...............no worries for those Kroger lovers or haters as SAFEWAY went to Albertson'sRead More owner, CERBERUS. CERBERUS plans on reforming Safeway stores to look/feel like Trader Joe's.
Rick Tocchet March 9, 2014 at 01:22 am
It's always that "evil Walmart" with Lefties...
Dave Jennings March 9, 2014 at 08:15 pm
Cerberus will probably close at least half the chain as most equity firms are apt to do in order toRead More up profit and create a stream of returns that will up their chances of passing it off to someone else in a few years.
The Hope Co. Boutique on Instagram.
Marty February 28, 2014 at 10:10 am
When will the City of Fredericksburg WAKE UP and declare a special business district in the Old TownRead More Area of Fredericksburg to support small artisans and small business. We are slowly being bled dry by taxes, rising rents from absentee landlords and ever increasing costs to keep our businesses running against a dollar that has lost 20% of it's value in the last 5 years. I did not move to Fredericksburg to live in a ghost town. This can be turned around but the Town needs to step up to the plate and support small business in a way that will attract niche businesses and artisans. This will in turn draw more interested buyers and business into the Historic District. Go to Williamsburg VA and look at the model they have for Business. Lots of specialty shops that you can't find anywhere else. That is what Fredericksburg needs NOW. Not a Ball park, Not another Antique shop, Not another Tattoo parlor, Not another bar or restaurant. We need small owner owned businesses that produce quality, handcrafted, one of a kind items that are not available anywhere else. If you want to see where our town is headed, go look at Occaquan, It is mostly devoid of shops and the entire riverfront is now luxury residential homes. Our tax base is important to the community but not at the cost of ruining our town. We have one shot at revitalizing our town, keeping it historic, and growing in the right direction. Can the remaining small businesses arrange a meeting with the City of Fredericksburg and discuss options available to us. The current plan clearly is not working