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McDonnell withdraws Sledd nomination for commerce post (Times-Dispatch)
Gov. Bob McDonnell, facing Democratic opposition, yesterday withdrew the nomination of Richmond businessman Robert C. Sledd to be secretary of commerce and trade and appointed him as an unpaid senior economic adviser.

Local firm seals deals to charge electric cars (Daily Progress)
The manufacturer of fast-charge devices used to repower forklifts and other battery-operated equipment in manufacturing plants and industry has entered into an agreement with Japanese carmakers and power companies to build quick-charge devices for electric cars.

JPL Fabricators unable to pay some workers (Roanoke Times)
A number of employees of JPL Fabricators, a successor company to Fabricated Metals Industries in Roanoke County, have not been paid in recent weeks. The company’s attorney attributed the payroll problems to the steel fabricator’s inability to collect full payment from some of its recession-battered customers.

No Longer Their Golden Ticket (NY Times)
Lawyers who entered the field as recently as a few years ago could reasonably expect a life of comfort, security and social esteem. Many are now faced with a different landscape.

The Great Leaders Series: David Sarnoff of NBC and RCA (Inc.)
Rather than fearing the disruption caused by new technology, David Sarnoff embraced it, building a broadcast empire first in radio and then in TV.

Haiti’s Quake Shakes Up Small Businesses in U.S. (Smart Money)
For some, it means supplies of goods from Haiti have been cut off — raising the troubling question of whether it might be necessary to abandon trading partners in the country. Others are considering the delicate issue of whether there is a business opportunity to be explored.

McDonnell withdraws Sledd nomination for commerce post (Times-Dispatch)
Gov. Bob McDonnell, facing Democratic opposition, yesterday withdrew the nomination of Richmond businessman Robert C. Sledd to be secretary of commerce and trade and appointed him as an unpaid senior economic adviser.

Local firm seals deals to charge electric cars (Daily Progress)
The manufacturer of fast-charge devices used to repower forklifts and other battery-operated equipment in manufacturing plants and industry has entered into an agreement with Japanese carmakers and power companies to build quick-charge devices for electric cars.

JPL Fabricators unable to pay some workers (Roanoke Times)
A number of employees of JPL Fabricators, a successor company to Fabricated Metals Industries in Roanoke County, have not been paid in recent weeks. The company’s attorney attributed the payroll problems to the steel fabricator’s inability to collect full payment from some of its recession-battered customers.

No Longer Their Golden Ticket (NY Times)
Lawyers who entered the field as recently as a few years ago could reasonably expect a life of comfort, security and social esteem. Many are now faced with a different landscape.

The Great Leaders Series: David Sarnoff of NBC and RCA (Inc.)
Rather than fearing the disruption caused by new technology, David Sarnoff embraced it, building a broadcast empire first in radio and then in TV.

Haiti’s Quake Shakes Up Small Businesses in U.S. (Smart Money)
For some, it means supplies of goods from Haiti have been cut off — raising the troubling question of whether it might be necessary to abandon trading partners in the country. Others are considering the delicate issue of whether there is a business opportunity to be explored.

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