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Rolls-Royce project progressing in Prince George (Times-Dispatch)
The $170 million plant is the first phase of a manufacturing and research campus that Rolls-Royce is planning to build in the Crosspointe Centre Industrial Park. Ultimately, the company expects to hire as many as 500 people and invest $500 million to create its largest U.S. manufacturing center on the 1,000-acre site near U.S. 460 and Interstate 295.

Granby Tower site to get $1.2M makeover into urban park (Virginian-Pilot)
Federal officials said this week they plan to give the property, long an eyesore at the gateway to downtown, a $1.2 million makeover. The government recently took ownership of the site, where it plans to build an annex to the Walter E. Hoffman United States Courthouse. Because planning for the project could take years, government officials want to turn the site into an urban park.

Being Steve Jobs’ Boss (Business Week)
Confessions of the last man to manage the unmanageable inventor.

Florida activists read between the lines on foreclosure paperwork (Washington Post)
Nearly a year before the national furor over foreclosures began, Lisa Epstein, a nurse, ran into three other amateur sleuths who separately were investigating shoddy practices at mortgage companies.

‘B-to-B’s Struggle on Facebook (WSJ)
Small ‘business-to-business’ companies are trying their hand at marketing on sites like Facebook, but some find social media might not be the best way to connect with their target audience.

Million-Dollar Mobile Homes (TheStreet.com)
These days, you can own a home in a trailer park that is a secured, permanent dwelling with all the features of a traditional house, and at a relatively affordable price. You can even park your home on some of the most prized real estate in the country.

Rolls-Royce project progressing in Prince George (Times-Dispatch)
The $170 million plant is the first phase of a manufacturing and research campus that Rolls-Royce is planning to build in the Crosspointe Centre Industrial Park. Ultimately, the company expects to hire as many as 500 people and invest $500 million to create its largest U.S. manufacturing center on the 1,000-acre site near U.S. 460 and Interstate 295.

Granby Tower site to get $1.2M makeover into urban park (Virginian-Pilot)
Federal officials said this week they plan to give the property, long an eyesore at the gateway to downtown, a $1.2 million makeover. The government recently took ownership of the site, where it plans to build an annex to the Walter E. Hoffman United States Courthouse. Because planning for the project could take years, government officials want to turn the site into an urban park.

Being Steve Jobs’ Boss (Business Week)
Confessions of the last man to manage the unmanageable inventor.

Florida activists read between the lines on foreclosure paperwork (Washington Post)
Nearly a year before the national furor over foreclosures began, Lisa Epstein, a nurse, ran into three other amateur sleuths who separately were investigating shoddy practices at mortgage companies.

‘B-to-B’s Struggle on Facebook (WSJ)
Small ‘business-to-business’ companies are trying their hand at marketing on sites like Facebook, but some find social media might not be the best way to connect with their target audience.

Million-Dollar Mobile Homes (TheStreet.com)
These days, you can own a home in a trailer park that is a secured, permanent dwelling with all the features of a traditional house, and at a relatively affordable price. You can even park your home on some of the most prized real estate in the country.

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