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Ukrop’s sale costing area Supervalu jobs (Times-Dispatch)
The first sting of pain from the sale of Ukrop’s Super Markets Inc. will cost about 80 jobs at its main supplier, Supervalu Inc.

Is the federal stimulus creating jobs in Virginia? (Virginia Business)
Where are slow-moving stimulus dollars going in Virginia, and are they creating jobs?

Gay rights enter debate over Northrop Grumman’s HQ pick (Virginian-Pilot)
Virginia’s lack of protection for gay and lesbian state workers sends an unwelcoming signal to individual citizens and potential corporate ones, according to advocates who want such policy written into the law.  As evidence, gay-rights group Equality Virginia on Monday produced a Feb. 25 letter from a Maryland senator asking Northrop Grumman Corp.’s chief executive to locate the company’s corporate headquarters in Maryland rather than Virginia.

Greed Never Left (Vanity Fair)
Editor’s Pick. Oliver Stone’s 1987 Wall Street succeeded brilliantly in capturing a culture, and failed miserably as a call for change. To the director’s dismay, thousands of financial hotshots dreamed of becoming Gordon Gekko—and the rest is recent history. Anticipating the sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,  the great writer Michael Lewis looks at Stone’s greatest challenge: creating a hero for a corrupted, collapsing world.

More consumers file for bankruptcy protection (USA Today)
The economic recovery effort has not slowed consumer bankruptcy filings. They surged 14% in February compared with a year earlier, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute.

How I Did It: Omniture’s Josh James (Inc.)
Josh James built Omniture into a Web analytics powerhouse, took it public on his 33rd birthday in 2006, then sold it to Adobe for $1.8 billion last October. Here’s how he did it.

E-mail is Making You Stupid (Entrepreneur)
The research is overwhelming. Constant e-mail interruptions make you less productive, less creative and–if you’re e-mailing when you’re doing something else–just plain dumb.

Ukrop’s sale costing area Supervalu jobs (Times-Dispatch)
The first sting of pain from the sale of Ukrop’s Super Markets Inc. will cost about 80 jobs at its main supplier, Supervalu Inc.

Is the federal stimulus creating jobs in Virginia? (Virginia Business)
Where are slow-moving stimulus dollars going in Virginia, and are they creating jobs?

Gay rights enter debate over Northrop Grumman’s HQ pick (Virginian-Pilot)
Virginia’s lack of protection for gay and lesbian state workers sends an unwelcoming signal to individual citizens and potential corporate ones, according to advocates who want such policy written into the law.  As evidence, gay-rights group Equality Virginia on Monday produced a Feb. 25 letter from a Maryland senator asking Northrop Grumman Corp.’s chief executive to locate the company’s corporate headquarters in Maryland rather than Virginia.

Greed Never Left (Vanity Fair)
Editor’s Pick. Oliver Stone’s 1987 Wall Street succeeded brilliantly in capturing a culture, and failed miserably as a call for change. To the director’s dismay, thousands of financial hotshots dreamed of becoming Gordon Gekko—and the rest is recent history. Anticipating the sequel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,  the great writer Michael Lewis looks at Stone’s greatest challenge: creating a hero for a corrupted, collapsing world.

More consumers file for bankruptcy protection (USA Today)
The economic recovery effort has not slowed consumer bankruptcy filings. They surged 14% in February compared with a year earlier, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute.

How I Did It: Omniture’s Josh James (Inc.)
Josh James built Omniture into a Web analytics powerhouse, took it public on his 33rd birthday in 2006, then sold it to Adobe for $1.8 billion last October. Here’s how he did it.

E-mail is Making You Stupid (Entrepreneur)
The research is overwhelming. Constant e-mail interruptions make you less productive, less creative and–if you’re e-mailing when you’re doing something else–just plain dumb.

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