‘You did great work,’ bank robber tells officer (Times-Dispatch)
Not business news, but a quirky story: When Maurice Emile robbed the SunTrust branch in Richmond, he fled with about $3,000 in cash and a GPS device a teller had slipped in among the stacks of bills.
The flip that flopped: Biscuit Run men want $20 million more from taxpayers (The Hook)
Biscuit Run is the gift that keeps on taking. Initially sold to the public as a $10 million state park, the nearly 1,200-acre tract has actually extracted more than $21 million from state taxpayers in what has been called one of Virginia’s biggest corporate bail-outs. Now, nearly two years after the sale, the former owners are seeking nearly $20 million more, and, in the latest chapter of this saga, they have filed suit to collect.
Project’s moving ahead, with a few alterations (Free-Lance Star)
Two local homebuilders have signed on to construct the high-end townhomes planned at Amelia Square in downtown Fredericksburg.
Roanoke’s Luna Innovations posts first-ever public quarterly profits (Roanoke Times)
The company cited an increase in technology development revenues.
Some frustrated workers quit in weird ways (USA Today)
While some people have a natural penchant for all things dramatic, including giving notice, many of these over-the-top resignations come from frustrated workers who’ve reached a boiling point.
How to Tell an Employee to Stop Dressing Provocatively (Business Week)
First, review your company’s dress code with management. Then meet with the individual and communicate your request honestly.
Hot Tech Gifts for the Holidays (Inc.)
Wondering what to buy for those tech-savvy people in your life? These gadgets are the must-have gifts this holiday season.
DeMaurice Smith: The best advice I ever got (Fortune)
The executive director of the NFL Players association shares a few words of wisdom that helped guide him through tough negotiations with team owners