Newsfeeds for 8.12.11

Shockoe Study Still Under Wraps; Other City Plans in Logjam (Style Weekly)
The city’s long-awaited plan on how to develop Shockoe Bottom has been marked “return to sender.”

The frozen-yogurt trend is snowballing in the Fredericksburg area (Freelance-Star)
Sweet Frog, a Richmond-based chain with a cute frog logo, opened recently in the former Smoothie King spot in Cosner’s Corner in Massaponax.

Norfolk Southern told to pay $122,199 to ex-employee (Virginian-Pilot)
The federal government has ordered Norfolk Southern Corp. to pay more than $122,000 in damages to a former employee who was fired after reporting an on-the-job injury in 2009.

Munters plant in Buena Vista to hire for temporary, permanent positions (Roanoke Times)
A $10 million manufacturing contract will bring jobs to the Munters Corp. plant in Buena Vista.

Postal Service proposes cutting 120,000 jobs, pulling out of health-care plan (Washington Post)
The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service is proposing to cut its workforce by 20 percent and to withdraw from the federal health and retirement plans because it believes it could provide benefits at a lower cost.

Latest Insider Trading Case Tied to Disney Deal (DealBook)
The S.E.C. accused a California man of trading on inside information about Disney’s acquisition of Marvel Entertainment, using tidbits he gleaned from his girlfriend who was a Disney employee.

Computer Camp: No Canoes, Just Coding (and Kickball) (Bloomberg Businessweek)
As stories of millionaire app developers and billion-dollar tech startups permeate the global consciousness, summertime computer camp is suddenly a hot ticket.

Confessions of a Former Entrepreneur (Inc.)
Sam Yagan sold OkCupid to Match.com for a ton of money. Why is he feeling so antsy?

Weekly Wind-down: Consumers Now Required To Seek Treasury Department Approval On All Purchases Over $50 (The Onion)
SATIRE warning: Disappointed with the way the nation has been managing its money, the Treasury Department announced Wednesday it had begun requiring citizens to seek government approval on all purchases over $50.

Shockoe Study Still Under Wraps; Other City Plans in Logjam (Style Weekly)
The city’s long-awaited plan on how to develop Shockoe Bottom has been marked “return to sender.”

The frozen-yogurt trend is snowballing in the Fredericksburg area (Freelance-Star)
Sweet Frog, a Richmond-based chain with a cute frog logo, opened recently in the former Smoothie King spot in Cosner’s Corner in Massaponax.

Norfolk Southern told to pay $122,199 to ex-employee (Virginian-Pilot)
The federal government has ordered Norfolk Southern Corp. to pay more than $122,000 in damages to a former employee who was fired after reporting an on-the-job injury in 2009.

Munters plant in Buena Vista to hire for temporary, permanent positions (Roanoke Times)
A $10 million manufacturing contract will bring jobs to the Munters Corp. plant in Buena Vista.

Postal Service proposes cutting 120,000 jobs, pulling out of health-care plan (Washington Post)
The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service is proposing to cut its workforce by 20 percent and to withdraw from the federal health and retirement plans because it believes it could provide benefits at a lower cost.

Latest Insider Trading Case Tied to Disney Deal (DealBook)
The S.E.C. accused a California man of trading on inside information about Disney’s acquisition of Marvel Entertainment, using tidbits he gleaned from his girlfriend who was a Disney employee.

Computer Camp: No Canoes, Just Coding (and Kickball) (Bloomberg Businessweek)
As stories of millionaire app developers and billion-dollar tech startups permeate the global consciousness, summertime computer camp is suddenly a hot ticket.

Confessions of a Former Entrepreneur (Inc.)
Sam Yagan sold OkCupid to Match.com for a ton of money. Why is he feeling so antsy?

Weekly Wind-down: Consumers Now Required To Seek Treasury Department Approval On All Purchases Over $50 (The Onion)
SATIRE warning: Disappointed with the way the nation has been managing its money, the Treasury Department announced Wednesday it had begun requiring citizens to seek government approval on all purchases over $50.

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