Kluge lenders pour it on (C-Ville)
If local land were local wine, then Vineyard Estates—a luxury real estate development envisioned by Patricia Kluge and Bill Moses—might be corked. Months after the Virginia winery owners bought back one foreclosed lot for a price of $3.67 million, five more lots in the project’s Meadows Estates subdivision on Blenheim Road in Albemarle County are scheduled for a January 11 auction.
Double Envelope buys assets of competitor (Roanoke Times)
A Roanoke County-based company whose subsidiaries make custom business envelopes and direct mail materials has grown to 400 employees and projected annual sales of $80 million with the acquisition of a Midwestern competitor.
American Airlines in Fee Battle With Web Agencies (NY Times)
American Airlines is emphasizing its own ticketing technology, which can help it bring in more money from travelers and reduce its costs.
Underwear claims to keep privates private at airport (USA Today)
Marcus Carey started an apparel line last month that sells clothing with strategically placed patriotic emblems made of special ink he claims will blur out a person’s private parts in the image on the machine.
FDIC seeks $2.5 billion from failed bank honchos (Fortune)
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Tuesday it has approved lawsuits targeting 109 former directors and officers of failed banks in actions that seek $2.5 billion in damages.
Five Tips for Managing Your To-Do List (WSJ)
Here are only two types of tasks that should really matter to entrepreneurs. The first can broadly be described as “whatever makes money in the near future,” such as writing proposals, returning prospect calls, and calling your credit card company to negotiate a better interest rate. The second is “whatever will make customers happy.”
11 Best Web Analytics Tools (Inc.)
Every company needs to monitor the performance of its website and the satisfaction of its customers. But which tools are best for the job? We’ve asked the experts. Here’s what they said.