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S-A-T-I-R-E NBC12 Weather Team To Destroy Incoming Snowstorm (Tobacco Avenue)
“The Bible calls this day ‘Snowmageddon’ – the end of all things,” said NBC12 chief meteorologist Jim Duncan, a 30-year weather news veteran and team captain, who, with his crew of roughneck weathermen and one weatherwoman, hope tpatch1o obliterate the storm before it reaches Virginia.

Developer set to convert Ford plant (Virginian-Pilot)
An Atlanta developer said Thursday that he has signed a contract to buy Ford Motor Co.’s shuttered Norfolk pickup-truck assembly plant and plans to use the facility to produce solar energy panels.

Bond fee disparity makes localities bristle (Inside Business)
Local economic development authorities are complaining. But legislators remain deaf to their pleas.

Lobbying industry booms in recession (USA Today)
The recession has battered the U.S. economy, but the lobbying industry is humming along in the nation’s capital, even for companies that have shed thousands of jobs in the past year.

State Street Gave Some of Its Clients Better Data (NY Times)
The State Street Corporation told some preferred investors in 2007 that one of its bond funds was almost entirely invested in subprime mortgage securities, allowing them to get out. Others were kept in the dark, costing them millions of dollars.

How to Get People to Change (Inc.)
Authors Chip Heath and Dan Heath discuss their new book on change management.

The Weekly Wind-Down: New Yorker Cartoon
Very funny.

S-A-T-I-R-E NBC12 Weather Team To Destroy Incoming Snowstorm (Tobacco Avenue)
“The Bible calls this day ‘Snowmageddon’ – the end of all things,” said NBC12 chief meteorologist Jim Duncan, a 30-year weather news veteran and team captain, who, with his crew of roughneck weathermen and one weatherwoman, hope tpatch1o obliterate the storm before it reaches Virginia.

Developer set to convert Ford plant (Virginian-Pilot)
An Atlanta developer said Thursday that he has signed a contract to buy Ford Motor Co.’s shuttered Norfolk pickup-truck assembly plant and plans to use the facility to produce solar energy panels.

Bond fee disparity makes localities bristle (Inside Business)
Local economic development authorities are complaining. But legislators remain deaf to their pleas.

Lobbying industry booms in recession (USA Today)
The recession has battered the U.S. economy, but the lobbying industry is humming along in the nation’s capital, even for companies that have shed thousands of jobs in the past year.

State Street Gave Some of Its Clients Better Data (NY Times)
The State Street Corporation told some preferred investors in 2007 that one of its bond funds was almost entirely invested in subprime mortgage securities, allowing them to get out. Others were kept in the dark, costing them millions of dollars.

How to Get People to Change (Inc.)
Authors Chip Heath and Dan Heath discuss their new book on change management.

The Weekly Wind-Down: New Yorker Cartoon
Very funny.

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