Owens & Minor 4Q net income down on charges (AP)
Owens & Minor’s 4th-quarter net income falls with expense of ending pension plan.
Mathews developer eyes Main Street project (Daily Press)
A developer who built the Town Center project in the Mathews village area is eyeing a declining stretch of Main Street for the county’s first mixed-use project.
Dominion’s request to delay rate review is denied (Virginian-Pilot)
State regulators denied Dominion Virginia Power’s request to delay the next review of its rates and finances for a year.
Synchrony announces deal to make parts for water treatment plants (Roanoke Times)
Synchrony, a Roanoke County-based maker of magnetic-bearing assemblies and high-speed motors that run with them, has announced a partnership with a global company with $1.8 billion in annual sales to supply key parts for aeration systems used in water and wastewater treatment plants.
Pay Gap Widens at Big Law Firms as Partners Chase Star Attorneys (WSJ)
Some of the biggest law firms are paying outsize salaries to star attorneys, in some cases 10 times what they give other partners, in a strategy that is stretching compensation gaps and testing morale at firms.
Governors plan painful cuts amid budget crises (Washington Post)
Governors across the ideological spectrum are embracing the politics of austerity in a desperate effort to balance the books.
Banks Reach Out To Small Firms (WSJ)
Banks are hoping to ignite a rebound in small-business lending, which is lagging behind recent increases in loans to other types of companies and consumers.
How Great Entrepreneurs Think (Inc.)
What distinguishes great entrepreneurs? Here’s a look inside the (restless, curious, eager) minds of highly accomplished company builders.