Seven local companies make Fortune 500 (Times-Dispatch)
In what Fortune magazine called the worst year ever for companies on its Fortune 500 list, the Richmond area held its own, though with some major footnotes.
Layoffs hit law firms nationwide (Inside Business)
Free once you register. Businesses are trying to avoid the onerous cost of legal expenses, leaving lawyers idle. It’s an ugly picture in some parts of real estate law as well.
The Four Biggest Enviro-Scams (Slate)
But as the field of green products grows, so does the number of impostors. The following is a list of some of the most perplexing green products out there-and an assessment of just how scammy they might be:
Federal Aid Sought for Equity-Backed Companies (WSJ)
With equity investments in new companies drying up, venture capitalists and angel investors are pushing the federal government to give them financial relief and access to small-business programs traditionally reserved for noninvestor-backed businesses.
Card Issuers Brace for Stern Warning (Washington Post)
President Obama will meet directly with credit card executives this week and plans to tell them to support strict measures that curb lending abuses or face the wrath of angry consumers and a determined Congress, according to banking industry officials.
Revolutionary Roads: Mapping America’s Innovation Capitals (Inc.)
30 tales of following where the spirit leads.
Find Hidden Opportunities in the Senior Market (Entrepreneur)
Learn how to research the market, i.d. trends, and get a resource guide to help you stay cutting-edge or start up your business today.