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Regulators investigate Newport News brokerage (Virginian-Pilot)
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said its investigation includes scrutiny of the ways that MICG Investment Management and its CEO, Jeffrey A. Martinovich, promoted the MICG Venture Strategies fund to clients and valued the fund’s underlying investments. The amounts shown on investors’ statements were false because investments in the Venture Strategies fund were improperly valued, the regulatory authority alleged in a March 10 notice of the investigation.

Home market claims builder Barry Meade (Daily Progress)
Barry Meade Homes, which has been involved in land development and new home construction in Fluvanna, Albemarle and Greene counties since 1987, shut its doors last week. The company focused on building homes to standards set by the EarthCraft House program, which establishes guidelines for site planning, tree preservation, building materials, waste management, air quality and energy efficiency.

JMU newspaper photo seizure a baptism of fire for a young newshound (Roanoke Times)
A neat story and beautifully written. After only days at the helm of a student newspaper, James Madison University junior Katie Thisdell found herself facing down police officers and a prosecutor.

The Blackboard Versus the Keyboard (Slate)
It turns out that one child’s educational tool is another child’s distraction—particularly when bored. There are Facebook and Twitter for the social-media enthusiasts, there’s ESPN for sports fans, there’s a Web site for any store you can think of for savvy shoppers, along with countless other avenues: eBay, YouTube, blogs of every flavor. No Internet? No problem. Solitaire, FreeCell, and Minesweeper are calling your name. Those distractions have led to a mini-war on laptops in the classroom.

Questions for Banks That Put Together Deals (NY Times)
Big investors became addicted to the extra yield. Rating agencies earned windfall profits from evaluating the securities. Investment banks enjoyed hefty fees from ready buyers of the assets. And C.D.O. dealmakers racked up huge bonuses, regardless of whether their products later imploded.

Google releases data on governments’ demands for user data, site censorship (Washington Post)
The online search provider disclosed how often it receives requests for private information from government authorities around the globe, as well as demands to censor its applications. The company said it hopes to shed light on the practices of governments and on a growing push to block information on the Web.

10 most popular franchises (Fortune)
cope out this list of the most popular brands over the past decade — and how well their owners have done at repaying startup loans backed by the Small Business Administration.

How to Negotiate a Lease (Entrepreneur)
It’s a buyer’s market for commercial space, and landlords are offering huge concessions to new tenants–but you won’t get a nickel unless you know what to ask for.

Regulators investigate Newport News brokerage (Virginian-Pilot)
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said its investigation includes scrutiny of the ways that MICG Investment Management and its CEO, Jeffrey A. Martinovich, promoted the MICG Venture Strategies fund to clients and valued the fund’s underlying investments. The amounts shown on investors’ statements were false because investments in the Venture Strategies fund were improperly valued, the regulatory authority alleged in a March 10 notice of the investigation.

Home market claims builder Barry Meade (Daily Progress)
Barry Meade Homes, which has been involved in land development and new home construction in Fluvanna, Albemarle and Greene counties since 1987, shut its doors last week. The company focused on building homes to standards set by the EarthCraft House program, which establishes guidelines for site planning, tree preservation, building materials, waste management, air quality and energy efficiency.

JMU newspaper photo seizure a baptism of fire for a young newshound (Roanoke Times)
A neat story and beautifully written. After only days at the helm of a student newspaper, James Madison University junior Katie Thisdell found herself facing down police officers and a prosecutor.

The Blackboard Versus the Keyboard (Slate)
It turns out that one child’s educational tool is another child’s distraction—particularly when bored. There are Facebook and Twitter for the social-media enthusiasts, there’s ESPN for sports fans, there’s a Web site for any store you can think of for savvy shoppers, along with countless other avenues: eBay, YouTube, blogs of every flavor. No Internet? No problem. Solitaire, FreeCell, and Minesweeper are calling your name. Those distractions have led to a mini-war on laptops in the classroom.

Questions for Banks That Put Together Deals (NY Times)
Big investors became addicted to the extra yield. Rating agencies earned windfall profits from evaluating the securities. Investment banks enjoyed hefty fees from ready buyers of the assets. And C.D.O. dealmakers racked up huge bonuses, regardless of whether their products later imploded.

Google releases data on governments’ demands for user data, site censorship (Washington Post)
The online search provider disclosed how often it receives requests for private information from government authorities around the globe, as well as demands to censor its applications. The company said it hopes to shed light on the practices of governments and on a growing push to block information on the Web.

10 most popular franchises (Fortune)
cope out this list of the most popular brands over the past decade — and how well their owners have done at repaying startup loans backed by the Small Business Administration.

How to Negotiate a Lease (Entrepreneur)
It’s a buyer’s market for commercial space, and landlords are offering huge concessions to new tenants–but you won’t get a nickel unless you know what to ask for.

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