Newsfeeds 2.16.10

Ukrop’s Owners Boot Girl Scouts (Style Weekly)
Ukrop’s new owner, Martin’s Food Markets, is making little girls cry by calling an end to the long-running tradition of Girl Scout cookie sales in front of the grocery chain’s 25 locations.

NASA’s new direction could lift local space assets (Inside Business)
The decision to forgo, at least temporarily, manned trips to the moon and beyond will have a direct impact on NASA Langley in Hampton. The research facility was involved in several areas of the Constellation program. The Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority and its Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island on the Eastern Shore all of a sudden are in the right place at the right time.

The real drama at the Sycamore Rouge comes courtesy of Mother Nature (Progress-Index)
Snow can’t keep a good actor down. But the number and frequency of snow storms have had an impact on ticket sales at Sycamore Rouge.

Gold parties have dangerous tinge (Virginia Gazette)
In the last six months James City police investigator Alan Moore has seen a spike in an interest of people who want to sell gold for quick money. But not all companies are properly permitted to operate in Virginia. If private citizens host a party as an independent contractor for an established company, they need the proper permits, which includes a precious metals permit as well as a business license.

Simon Property Makes $10 Billion Bid for Rival (New York Times)
Simon Property, the real estate investment trust and mall operator, on Tuesday made a $10 billion cash bid for General Growth Properties in an offer it says would accelerate General Growth’s emergence from bankruptcy.

Qwest Profit Drops as Subscribers Defect to Wireless (Business Week)
Qwest Communications International Inc., the local phone provider in 14 U.S. states, said fourth- quarter profit fell 39 percent as businesses curbed spending and more subscribers switched from home phones to mobile handsets.

Color Me CEO? Test Shows How Bosses Are Wired (Inc.)
An analysis of some 900 CEOs’ results shows they like magenta — and are less dominant and confident than the rest of the population.


Ukrop’s Owners Boot Girl Scouts (Style Weekly)
Ukrop’s new owner, Martin’s Food Markets, is making little girls cry by calling an end to the long-running tradition of Girl Scout cookie sales in front of the grocery chain’s 25 locations.

NASA’s new direction could lift local space assets (Inside Business)
The decision to forgo, at least temporarily, manned trips to the moon and beyond will have a direct impact on NASA Langley in Hampton. The research facility was involved in several areas of the Constellation program. The Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority and its Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island on the Eastern Shore all of a sudden are in the right place at the right time.

The real drama at the Sycamore Rouge comes courtesy of Mother Nature (Progress-Index)
Snow can’t keep a good actor down. But the number and frequency of snow storms have had an impact on ticket sales at Sycamore Rouge.

Gold parties have dangerous tinge (Virginia Gazette)
In the last six months James City police investigator Alan Moore has seen a spike in an interest of people who want to sell gold for quick money. But not all companies are properly permitted to operate in Virginia. If private citizens host a party as an independent contractor for an established company, they need the proper permits, which includes a precious metals permit as well as a business license.

Simon Property Makes $10 Billion Bid for Rival (New York Times)
Simon Property, the real estate investment trust and mall operator, on Tuesday made a $10 billion cash bid for General Growth Properties in an offer it says would accelerate General Growth’s emergence from bankruptcy.

Qwest Profit Drops as Subscribers Defect to Wireless (Business Week)
Qwest Communications International Inc., the local phone provider in 14 U.S. states, said fourth- quarter profit fell 39 percent as businesses curbed spending and more subscribers switched from home phones to mobile handsets.

Color Me CEO? Test Shows How Bosses Are Wired (Inc.)
An analysis of some 900 CEOs’ results shows they like magenta — and are less dominant and confident than the rest of the population.


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