Short Pump drops plan to track customers (Times-Dispatch)
The owner of Short Pump Town Center said Monday that it has stopped using a system that tracks customer movements through their mobile phones, after U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer raised privacy concerns about the practice.
Biscuit burden: Cuccinelli demands cash from Craig (The Hook)
Here’s a story lawyers may find particularly interesting: In his response to a speculator’s controversial lawsuit seeking nearly $20 million from taxpayers in the form of conservation tax credits, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has fired back by accusing Biscuit Run investor Hunter Craig of unmitigated gall and demanding that Craig’s investors put up as much as $165,000 to cover allegedly underpaid recordation taxes.
Fairfax County cracks down on some restaurants that serve up dancing (Washington Post)
Every weekend, patrons flocked to the cavernous space on Route 1 south of Alexandria to eat, drink, shoot pool, throw darts and dance. But after growing complaints about noise, drunken brawls and other misbehavior, Fairfax County’s Board of Zoning Appeals decided this spring not to renew Fast Eddie’s special dance hall permit.
Restoration Hardware plans to leave MacArthur Center (Virginian-Pilot)
Restoration Hardware, one of MacArthur Center’s original and most prominent tenants, plans to close its store at the downtown mall in January.
Facebook Said to Plan IPO at $100B Valuation (Bloomberg)
Facebook Inc. is considering raising about $10 billion in an initial public offering that would value the world’s largest social-networking site at more than $100 billion, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
Businesses Scramble as Credit Tightens Across Europe (NY Times)
As European banks pull back on lending, companies around the globe are finding it harder to borrow, edging the world economy toward another slump.
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Merchants Swipe New Debit Fees (WSJ)
Business owners say in some cases they are now paying more than before—further reducing the already-slim chance that consumers would see lower prices as a result of the changes.