Twice-a-year real estate bills for Richmond (Times-Dispatch)
The city is mailing the first bills as part of its switch to twice-per-year collection of real estate taxes. Bills covering a half year of taxes were sent out this week and are due Jan. 14. A second round of bills will be due June 14.
Ratcliffe: Continuing the debate on athletics (Daily Progress)
A neat column by a long-time UVA sports reporter about the potential and cost of big-time sports at the school, and the business implications.
MICG CEO Martinovich denies defrauding Newport News investor (Daily Press)
Martinovich claimed the investors, Shirley A. Hatten and the Shirley A. Hatten Living Trust, “conducted themselves in a negligent and careless manner and … caused or contributed to the cause of the injuries of which (they are) now complaining.”
Senate spending bill contains thousands of earmarks (Washington Post)
Weeks after swearing off earmarks, many senators stand to gain tens of millions of dollars for pet projects in a massive spending bill that could be their last chance at the money before a more conservative Congress begins next month.
Breakout Companies of 2010 (Inc.)
Either from explosive growth in size or sales or because of national and international acclaim, these companies have had a standout year.
Borrowing from Avon and Dell to Sell Shirts (Business Week)
Dallas shirtmaker J. Hilburn combines direct sales with custom tailoring, and reaches out to an untapped male market.