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Magnolia Green has new project manager (Times-Dispatch)
Magnolia Green, a planned resort-style community in Chesterfield County, is getting a jump-start after the development went into foreclosure last year.

Millions of dollars at stake in bluefin tuna battle (Virginian-Pilot)
There have been thousands of bluefin off the coast of northeast North Carolina since mid-February. But unless quotas are enforced to prevent overfishing in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, at some point there may not be many left to catch, local fishermen and government officials say.

West Virginia mine has been cited for myriad safety violations (Washington Post)
The West Virginia mine where at least 25 workers died Monday in an explosion was written up more than 50 times last month for safety violations. Twelve of the citations involved problems with ventilating the mine and preventing a buildup of deadly methane.

Upbeat Signs Revive Consumers’ Mood for Spending (NY Times)
After months of penny-pinching amid the recession, new figures — showing an improving job market, rising factory output and increased retail sales — suggest that consumers are no longer restricting their budgets to necessities like food and medicine. They are starting to buy clothes, jewelry and even cars again.

Missing the Green (Slate)
Tiger Woods is great for golf, but he’s the most overpaid corporate pitchman in history.

Keeping Tabs on Your Rivals (Inc.)
These secrets of competitive intelligence could help lessen the impact of competition on your small business. Businesses have always watched their rivals closely, but the advent of the Internet — and especially search — has changed the game. Not only are vast sources of data instantly available, but the process of collecting data can be largely automated.

Entrepreneurship: Is it In the Genes? (Entrepreneur)
Studies indicate some people may be genetically predisposed to entrepreneurial tendencies.

MileMeter Sells Insurance by the Mile (Fast Company)
Can an innovative pricing plan persuade Americans to drive less?

Magnolia Green has new project manager (Times-Dispatch)
Magnolia Green, a planned resort-style community in Chesterfield County, is getting a jump-start after the development went into foreclosure last year.

Millions of dollars at stake in bluefin tuna battle (Virginian-Pilot)
There have been thousands of bluefin off the coast of northeast North Carolina since mid-February. But unless quotas are enforced to prevent overfishing in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, at some point there may not be many left to catch, local fishermen and government officials say.

West Virginia mine has been cited for myriad safety violations (Washington Post)
The West Virginia mine where at least 25 workers died Monday in an explosion was written up more than 50 times last month for safety violations. Twelve of the citations involved problems with ventilating the mine and preventing a buildup of deadly methane.

Upbeat Signs Revive Consumers’ Mood for Spending (NY Times)
After months of penny-pinching amid the recession, new figures — showing an improving job market, rising factory output and increased retail sales — suggest that consumers are no longer restricting their budgets to necessities like food and medicine. They are starting to buy clothes, jewelry and even cars again.

Missing the Green (Slate)
Tiger Woods is great for golf, but he’s the most overpaid corporate pitchman in history.

Keeping Tabs on Your Rivals (Inc.)
These secrets of competitive intelligence could help lessen the impact of competition on your small business. Businesses have always watched their rivals closely, but the advent of the Internet — and especially search — has changed the game. Not only are vast sources of data instantly available, but the process of collecting data can be largely automated.

Entrepreneurship: Is it In the Genes? (Entrepreneur)
Studies indicate some people may be genetically predisposed to entrepreneurial tendencies.

MileMeter Sells Insurance by the Mile (Fast Company)
Can an innovative pricing plan persuade Americans to drive less?

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