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Pediatric urgent-care center is busy (Times-Dispatch)
Fourteen months ago, Dr. Mark Flanzenbaum, Dr. Jeff Bennett and Dr. Lisa Chestnut opened KidMed in a 6,000-square-foot building on Pouncey Tract Road in western Henrico County.

Liebherr to invest $15 million in Newport news plant, add 80 jobs (Daily Press)
Liebherr Mining Equipment Co. said Friday it will invest $15 million in its Newport News manufacturing plant and add 80 new jobs to prepare for an expected doubling of production by 2013.

Analysts: Slumping demand why Franklin paper mill closing (Virginian-Pilot)
The uncoated truth, analysts say, is this: Demand for uncoated freesheet paper, the main product at the International Paper mill outside Franklin, has sunk to the floor, thanks to the economic slump and the advent of technology. Even after the recovery, the outlook is blurry.

After cleaning boats and cars, a NOVA entrepreneur flies high detailing corporate jets (Washington Post)
Jim Garland came by the concept about 1992, when he was a 20-something with an economics degree from Radford University. He lived in Fairfax County, waiting on tables at night and knocking on the doors of dental and veterinary offices by day. “For every 100 doors I knocked on, I sold to about 10 offices.” The job lasted less than a year, but the lesson stayed with him as he went on to start a boat-cleaning business out of the back of his car that grew into Sharp Details, his Dulles-based, multistate corporate-aircraft-cleaning company that grosses about $3.5 million a year.

U.S. Faults Regulators Over a Bank (NY Times)
Regulators failed for years to properly supervise the giant savings and loan Washington Mutual, even as the company wobbled under the weight of risky subprime mortgages, a federal investigation has concluded.

Michigan college offers money back if grads don’t get jobs (USA Today)
Lansing Community College is so convinced the jobs are out there that it’s offering a money-back guarantee for students if they don’t get an offer of full-time work in the state within a year of finishing one of the four programs.

When the Going Gets Tough (Inc.)
You’re passionate about your job, but is it enveloping the rest of your life? Here’s how 10 CEOs have created equilibrium between work and play.

Building a smart exit strategy (Inc.)
This special report includes a guide on selling your business and succession planning, selling your business without looking desperate and other resources to help you develop a successful exit strategy for your business.

Pediatric urgent-care center is busy (Times-Dispatch)
Fourteen months ago, Dr. Mark Flanzenbaum, Dr. Jeff Bennett and Dr. Lisa Chestnut opened KidMed in a 6,000-square-foot building on Pouncey Tract Road in western Henrico County.

Liebherr to invest $15 million in Newport news plant, add 80 jobs (Daily Press)
Liebherr Mining Equipment Co. said Friday it will invest $15 million in its Newport News manufacturing plant and add 80 new jobs to prepare for an expected doubling of production by 2013.

Analysts: Slumping demand why Franklin paper mill closing (Virginian-Pilot)
The uncoated truth, analysts say, is this: Demand for uncoated freesheet paper, the main product at the International Paper mill outside Franklin, has sunk to the floor, thanks to the economic slump and the advent of technology. Even after the recovery, the outlook is blurry.

After cleaning boats and cars, a NOVA entrepreneur flies high detailing corporate jets (Washington Post)
Jim Garland came by the concept about 1992, when he was a 20-something with an economics degree from Radford University. He lived in Fairfax County, waiting on tables at night and knocking on the doors of dental and veterinary offices by day. “For every 100 doors I knocked on, I sold to about 10 offices.” The job lasted less than a year, but the lesson stayed with him as he went on to start a boat-cleaning business out of the back of his car that grew into Sharp Details, his Dulles-based, multistate corporate-aircraft-cleaning company that grosses about $3.5 million a year.

U.S. Faults Regulators Over a Bank (NY Times)
Regulators failed for years to properly supervise the giant savings and loan Washington Mutual, even as the company wobbled under the weight of risky subprime mortgages, a federal investigation has concluded.

Michigan college offers money back if grads don’t get jobs (USA Today)
Lansing Community College is so convinced the jobs are out there that it’s offering a money-back guarantee for students if they don’t get an offer of full-time work in the state within a year of finishing one of the four programs.

When the Going Gets Tough (Inc.)
You’re passionate about your job, but is it enveloping the rest of your life? Here’s how 10 CEOs have created equilibrium between work and play.

Building a smart exit strategy (Inc.)
This special report includes a guide on selling your business and succession planning, selling your business without looking desperate and other resources to help you develop a successful exit strategy for your business.

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