Short sales way up due to realty woes (Virginia Gazette)
While the real estate slump never hit greater Williamsburg as hard as it did elsewhere, it has nonetheless led to an unusual number of foreclosures and a related phenomenon.
Reeling in sales: secretive Salem warehouse boosts Netflix’s Roanoke Valley business (Roanoke Times)
Netflix’s mail volume is rising substantially in the Roanoke Valley, where it has a distribution center.
Is it illegal to Fire Someone for Being too Sexy? (Slate)
Richard Ford on the fascinating case of the Citibank employee in New York City who claims she was dismissed for her fabulous looks.
Government Takes On Journalism’s Next Chapter (NY Times)
The Federal Trade Commission has set out on the somewhat quixotic journey of trying to identify ways to save journalism as we know it from possible extinction.
How to Finance a Growing Business (WSJ)
It’s best for entrepreneurs to educate themselves about the loan terms, payment options and interest rates, and to consult with others—such as an accountant, an attorney, a mentor or another business owner—who can offer advice about when and how much debt to take on. And it’s critical to crunch the numbers to determine what you can afford when it comes to loan payments. If bookkeeping isn’t your strength, hire someone who can help.
America’s Best Places to Work (Inc.)
Building a great culture is both a strategic decision and a moral one. These companies excel in their industries and proudly trace that success to their culture.