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Civil War site is now a battlefield for Wal-Mart (AP)
Nearly 150 years after Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant fought in northern Virginia, a conflict over the battlefield is taking shape in a courtroom.

Company that operates West Point paper mill sold for $3.5 billion (Daily Press)
Georgia-based RockTenn has reached an agreement to acquire Smurfit-Stone for $3.5 billion, according to a statement posted on the RockTenn website.

Old warehouse gets a new lift, new life (Roanoke Times)
A historic structure in Southeast Roanoke will soon house a new business after some problems with sagging have been shored up.

Marriott to remove porn from its hotel rooms (Washington Post)
Marriott International said it will phase out adult-content video services from its 600,000 hotel rooms worldwide, causing some to speculate that the Bethesda hospitality giant is responding to interest groups that promote family values.

Small companies seek publicity from celebrities (USA Today)
Companies of all sizes are linking up with famous names for product launches, endorsement deals and public-speaking engagements. With the rise of social-media marketing — including firms that pay celebrities to send promotional tweets — as well as the expanding roster of who is considered famous, big-name partnerships aren’t just for big-name brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nike.

Why Business Loves Rules (Really) (Business Week)
From corn to chemicals, many industries are thriving under Obama’s reign of rulemaking.

Expanding management: The delicate art of sharing control (Fortune)
While the thought of sharing control of your company can be nerve-wracking, those who have been through the transition swear by having a second set of hands. As long as they’re the right hands.

Civil War site is now a battlefield for Wal-Mart (AP)
Nearly 150 years after Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant fought in northern Virginia, a conflict over the battlefield is taking shape in a courtroom.

Company that operates West Point paper mill sold for $3.5 billion (Daily Press)
Georgia-based RockTenn has reached an agreement to acquire Smurfit-Stone for $3.5 billion, according to a statement posted on the RockTenn website.

Old warehouse gets a new lift, new life (Roanoke Times)
A historic structure in Southeast Roanoke will soon house a new business after some problems with sagging have been shored up.

Marriott to remove porn from its hotel rooms (Washington Post)
Marriott International said it will phase out adult-content video services from its 600,000 hotel rooms worldwide, causing some to speculate that the Bethesda hospitality giant is responding to interest groups that promote family values.

Small companies seek publicity from celebrities (USA Today)
Companies of all sizes are linking up with famous names for product launches, endorsement deals and public-speaking engagements. With the rise of social-media marketing — including firms that pay celebrities to send promotional tweets — as well as the expanding roster of who is considered famous, big-name partnerships aren’t just for big-name brands such as Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Nike.

Why Business Loves Rules (Really) (Business Week)
From corn to chemicals, many industries are thriving under Obama’s reign of rulemaking.

Expanding management: The delicate art of sharing control (Fortune)
While the thought of sharing control of your company can be nerve-wracking, those who have been through the transition swear by having a second set of hands. As long as they’re the right hands.

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