Lawyer remains free despite embezzlement convictions (Times-Dispatch)
A lawyer convicted of embezzling $430,000 over seven years at the Marks & Harrison law firm was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday but will remain free pending an appeal that could take years to be resolved.
Developer plans a $250 million regional shopping center in Appalachia that would serve three states (Virginia Business) Taylor Properties plans to build a 1 million-square-foot, $250 million regional shopping center in Northeast Tennessee that would serve a region from the states of Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. Stewart Taylor, a general partner with Taylor Properties LP 1 and 11 in Kingsport, Tenn., said the company has closed on property for the project, which is located on both sides of the Interstate 81/I26 interchange.
Single-cup brewers fuel Green Mountain’s huge growth (Virginian-Pilot)
A neat profile of the company that annouced a big new roasting plant in Virginia. Green Mountain, which already employs about 4,800 workers in North America, plans to hire 800 more in the next five years as it ramps up production at the Isle of Wight plant. The company spent $15 million to buy a 330,000-square-foot building in the Shirley T. Holland Intermodal Park.
Lawmakers Trade Blame as Deficit Talks Crumble (NY Times)
With a bipartisan panel on the verge of failing to reach a compromise on a way to lower the federal deficit, the focus shifted to the automatic cuts that would go into effect in 2013.
Are You a Narcissistic Boss? (Inc.)
Without a deliberate hiring strategy, founders often gravitate toward job candidates who share their personality.
MBA costs soar. Salaries? Not so much. (Fortune)
The total cost of a Stanford MBA is now more than $350,000. And salaries have not kept pace. Yet another look at the diminishing returns of the degree.