NewsFeeds for 11.28.11

Small Business Saturday boosts local retailers (Times-Dispatch)
With Black Friday established as an extreme-shopping experience, Black Saturday is a more-gentle push for independent stores.

Closing Norfolk mail center would save millions, Postal Service says (Virginian-Pilot)
The cash-strapped agency would save about $20.2 million a year, with nearly two-thirds of that coming from the elimination of 260 jobs.

Isle of Wight is on economic development upturn (Daily Press)
Less than two years after International Paper shuttered its Isle of Wight paper mill, leaving 1,100 people without jobs and a gaping $5.7 million hole in county coffers, Isle of Wight County is on an economic upswing.

How tall is too tall for Tysons Corner? (Washington Post)
Fairfax County planners and real estate developers agree that there is a market for newly built apartments in Tysons Corner. The opportunity has home builders furiously buying properties within walking distance of the area’s four coming Metro stations.

The Branding of the Occupy Movement (New York Times)
Kalle Lasn, editor of the Canadian magazine Adbusters, did not invent the anger that has been feeding the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, but he did brand it.

AT&T Said to Plan Proposing Bigger Asset Sales to Save Takeover (Bloomberg)
AT&T Inc. (T), with its T-Mobile USA takeover facing regulatory opposition, is preparing the biggest remedy proposal yet to the Justice Department to salvage the $39 billion deal.

How Tofurky Carves up Profits (Inc.)
Before Seth Tibbott invented Tofurky, a tofu-based, turkey-flavored roast, he was losing money every year. The product turned his fortunes around, and his company is still growing today.

19 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Negotiate (Forbes)
The price for many products and services is open to negotiation. Here are a bunch.

Small Business Saturday boosts local retailers (Times-Dispatch)
With Black Friday established as an extreme-shopping experience, Black Saturday is a more-gentle push for independent stores.

Closing Norfolk mail center would save millions, Postal Service says (Virginian-Pilot)
The cash-strapped agency would save about $20.2 million a year, with nearly two-thirds of that coming from the elimination of 260 jobs.

Isle of Wight is on economic development upturn (Daily Press)
Less than two years after International Paper shuttered its Isle of Wight paper mill, leaving 1,100 people without jobs and a gaping $5.7 million hole in county coffers, Isle of Wight County is on an economic upswing.

How tall is too tall for Tysons Corner? (Washington Post)
Fairfax County planners and real estate developers agree that there is a market for newly built apartments in Tysons Corner. The opportunity has home builders furiously buying properties within walking distance of the area’s four coming Metro stations.

The Branding of the Occupy Movement (New York Times)
Kalle Lasn, editor of the Canadian magazine Adbusters, did not invent the anger that has been feeding the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, but he did brand it.

AT&T Said to Plan Proposing Bigger Asset Sales to Save Takeover (Bloomberg)
AT&T Inc. (T), with its T-Mobile USA takeover facing regulatory opposition, is preparing the biggest remedy proposal yet to the Justice Department to salvage the $39 billion deal.

How Tofurky Carves up Profits (Inc.)
Before Seth Tibbott invented Tofurky, a tofu-based, turkey-flavored roast, he was losing money every year. The product turned his fortunes around, and his company is still growing today.

19 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Negotiate (Forbes)
The price for many products and services is open to negotiation. Here are a bunch.

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