NewsFeeds 5.18.10

Dulles Metro work at Tysons Corner comes between merchants and customers (Washington Post)
Tysons Corner merchants on Route 7 along the path of the rail extension to Dulles International Airport are struggling to do business in a construction zone and won’t get relief any time soon.

New fate for landmark Roanoke City Market Building (Roanoke Times)
Come autumn, the future of Roanoke’s City Market Building will be in a new set of hands. Several people have already been named to a nonprofit board to oversee management of the beloved edifice.

Hampton Roads Bankshares loses $24.8M in first quarter (Virginian-Pilot)
Hampton Roads Bankshares Inc. reported Monday that it lost almost $25 million in the January-through-March quarter and cautioned that its financial condition could worsen.

Non-profit Panera cafe: Take what you need, pay what you can (USA Today)
Imagine walking into a Panera Bread and picking out anything you wanted to eat or drink — then, at the end of the line, instead of handing your money to a cashier, you faced a donation box. What would you do if you knew that some of the money you placed in the box would be used to train at-risk youths or to feed folks lacking funds to feed themselves? That’s what Panera Bread is trying to find out this week in an outside-the-box experiment in St. Louis.

G.M. Posts Profit as Sales Rise 40 Percent (NY Times)
General Motors said Monday that it earned its first quarterly profit since 2007 after last year’s government-sponsored bankruptcy allowed the carmaker to wipe away many of its longstanding obligations.

When Interns Make Sense (WSJ)
So, how can you get the most out of your interns—and make a demanding management chore worth the effort? Here are some strategies from experts and entrepreneurs.

MTV Films SheFinds’ Search for the Perfect Hire (Inc.)
New Series “MTV Hired” features the New York-based shopping website as it interviews twentysomethings in search of their dream job.

Dulles Metro work at Tysons Corner comes between merchants and customers (Washington Post)
Tysons Corner merchants on Route 7 along the path of the rail extension to Dulles International Airport are struggling to do business in a construction zone and won’t get relief any time soon.

New fate for landmark Roanoke City Market Building (Roanoke Times)
Come autumn, the future of Roanoke’s City Market Building will be in a new set of hands. Several people have already been named to a nonprofit board to oversee management of the beloved edifice.

Hampton Roads Bankshares loses $24.8M in first quarter (Virginian-Pilot)
Hampton Roads Bankshares Inc. reported Monday that it lost almost $25 million in the January-through-March quarter and cautioned that its financial condition could worsen.

Non-profit Panera cafe: Take what you need, pay what you can (USA Today)
Imagine walking into a Panera Bread and picking out anything you wanted to eat or drink — then, at the end of the line, instead of handing your money to a cashier, you faced a donation box. What would you do if you knew that some of the money you placed in the box would be used to train at-risk youths or to feed folks lacking funds to feed themselves? That’s what Panera Bread is trying to find out this week in an outside-the-box experiment in St. Louis.

G.M. Posts Profit as Sales Rise 40 Percent (NY Times)
General Motors said Monday that it earned its first quarterly profit since 2007 after last year’s government-sponsored bankruptcy allowed the carmaker to wipe away many of its longstanding obligations.

When Interns Make Sense (WSJ)
So, how can you get the most out of your interns—and make a demanding management chore worth the effort? Here are some strategies from experts and entrepreneurs.

MTV Films SheFinds’ Search for the Perfect Hire (Inc.)
New Series “MTV Hired” features the New York-based shopping website as it interviews twentysomethings in search of their dream job.

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