NewsFeeds 7.21.10

Workers’ compensation premiums could be cut (Times-Dispatch)
A top headache for many business owners — insurance that pays for lost wages and medical bills when an employee is hurt on the job — could get cheaper next year.

Carilion takes big financial hit (Roanoke Times)
Despite a $60 million operating loss and a nearly $100 million loss on the pension, the chief financial officer says the company’s outlook is strong.

Major development revised for more commercial focus (Daily Progress)
Formerly a nine-story, largely residential project, the Waterhouse development slated for downtown Charlottesville is now set to be six stories and primarily devoted to commercial activity.

Cuccinelli to sue two firms for loan-modification practices (Virginian-Pilot)
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is filing lawsuits against two companies based in Virginia Beach that offered foreclosure prevention services, alleging the companies violated consumer protection laws.

Obama’s next focus of reform: Housing finance (Washington Post)
Responding to the collapse in home prices and the huge number of foreclosures, the Obama administration is pursuing an overhaul of government policy that could diverge from the emphasis on homeownership embraced by former administrations.

BP Photoshops Crisis Center Photo With Stunning Ineptitude (Fast Company)
The last thing BP needs is to cover up anything they’re doing right now–but what really stings is how insanely incompetent the editing was. It’s insulting to anyone who’s played around with Photoshop.

Innovation Nation (Entrepreneur)
50 cities and 10 lifestyles energizing businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Workers’ compensation premiums could be cut (Times-Dispatch)
A top headache for many business owners — insurance that pays for lost wages and medical bills when an employee is hurt on the job — could get cheaper next year.

Carilion takes big financial hit (Roanoke Times)
Despite a $60 million operating loss and a nearly $100 million loss on the pension, the chief financial officer says the company’s outlook is strong.

Major development revised for more commercial focus (Daily Progress)
Formerly a nine-story, largely residential project, the Waterhouse development slated for downtown Charlottesville is now set to be six stories and primarily devoted to commercial activity.

Cuccinelli to sue two firms for loan-modification practices (Virginian-Pilot)
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is filing lawsuits against two companies based in Virginia Beach that offered foreclosure prevention services, alleging the companies violated consumer protection laws.

Obama’s next focus of reform: Housing finance (Washington Post)
Responding to the collapse in home prices and the huge number of foreclosures, the Obama administration is pursuing an overhaul of government policy that could diverge from the emphasis on homeownership embraced by former administrations.

BP Photoshops Crisis Center Photo With Stunning Ineptitude (Fast Company)
The last thing BP needs is to cover up anything they’re doing right now–but what really stings is how insanely incompetent the editing was. It’s insulting to anyone who’s played around with Photoshop.

Innovation Nation (Entrepreneur)
50 cities and 10 lifestyles energizing businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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