Henrico leads way as region home sales surge (Times-Dispatch)
The housing market in the Richmond area has turned upward, with sales outpacing the nation and state, according to reports released yesterday.
PVCC financial aid requests skyrocket (Daily Progress)
The number of students applying for financial aid at Piedmont Virginia Community College is shooting up dramatically. As of July 14, some 2,787 students had applied for aid — a 53 percent jump over the same period a year ago.
A starring role for the Star City’s promotion (Roanoke Times)
As part of an economic development initiative, a director from New York is in Roanoke to produce a six-minute short film about the city.
BP Is Expected to Replace Chief With American (NY Times)
BP’s board is expected on Monday to name an American, Robert Dudley, as its chief executive, replacing Tony Hayward, whose repeated stumbles during the company’s three-month oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico alienated federal and state officials as well as residents of the Gulf Coast.
Senate Clears Way for $30 Billion Small Business Fund (BusinessWeek)
Washington is poised to launch its most direct attempt to revive small business lending since the financial crisis with a plan to invest up to $30 billion of federal money in small banks and give them incentives to re-lend that money to Main Street companies.
Tips for Dealing with Cash Crunches (WSJ)
If your company has forecast or found itself in an unexpected cash crunch, there are some ways to fix this cash emergency: