NewsFeeds for 12.12.11

Capital One adding 300 jobs (Times-Dispatch)
Already the region’s largest private employer, fast-growing Capital One Financial Corp. says it will add 300 more jobs here by the end of the year.

Norfolk light rail’s cost now at $317.6M (Inside Business)
The final tally of Norfolk’s light rail project will come in at $900,000 lower than expected, the director of Hampton Roads Transit said last week.

Wild Wolf Brewing evolving into a ‘destination’ (Daily Progress)
Wild Wolf has moved to a five-acre site less than a mile down Route 151 from its former location, and has transformed into so much more than a brewery.

Can city afford courts? (Fred.com)
Fredericksburg City Council is looking at a possible 3-cent tax increase next year and another hike the following year to pay for $38.7 million in new courthouse facilities.

A Romance With Risk That Brought On a Panic (NY Times)
Jon S. Corzine’s $6.3 billion bet on European sovereign debt turned out to be profitable, but the fear it induced brought down his brokerage firm.

Cities try to set right troubled housing deals (Washington Post)
Charlotte is a case study of a city facing the fallout of delayed affordable-housing projects promised to neighborhoods badly in need of new homes. Dozens of cities are in similar straits, trying to right troubled construction deals that failed to produce housing despite millions in HUD funding.

From Duff to Dunder Mifflin: 6 Real Products Born in Hollywood (Inc.)
Product placement is everywhere—from James Bond’s Aston Martins to the Coca-cola cups in American Idol. But what if the placement went backward, from the fiction of TV, movies, and games—to reality?

Why In-Person Socializing Is a Mandatory To-Do Item (Fast Company)
We are genetically oriented toward learning from others, an easy thing to forget these days. Here’s why in-person socializing is so important, and efficient.

Capital One adding 300 jobs (Times-Dispatch)
Already the region’s largest private employer, fast-growing Capital One Financial Corp. says it will add 300 more jobs here by the end of the year.

Norfolk light rail’s cost now at $317.6M (Inside Business)
The final tally of Norfolk’s light rail project will come in at $900,000 lower than expected, the director of Hampton Roads Transit said last week.

Wild Wolf Brewing evolving into a ‘destination’ (Daily Progress)
Wild Wolf has moved to a five-acre site less than a mile down Route 151 from its former location, and has transformed into so much more than a brewery.

Can city afford courts? (Fred.com)
Fredericksburg City Council is looking at a possible 3-cent tax increase next year and another hike the following year to pay for $38.7 million in new courthouse facilities.

A Romance With Risk That Brought On a Panic (NY Times)
Jon S. Corzine’s $6.3 billion bet on European sovereign debt turned out to be profitable, but the fear it induced brought down his brokerage firm.

Cities try to set right troubled housing deals (Washington Post)
Charlotte is a case study of a city facing the fallout of delayed affordable-housing projects promised to neighborhoods badly in need of new homes. Dozens of cities are in similar straits, trying to right troubled construction deals that failed to produce housing despite millions in HUD funding.

From Duff to Dunder Mifflin: 6 Real Products Born in Hollywood (Inc.)
Product placement is everywhere—from James Bond’s Aston Martins to the Coca-cola cups in American Idol. But what if the placement went backward, from the fiction of TV, movies, and games—to reality?

Why In-Person Socializing Is a Mandatory To-Do Item (Fast Company)
We are genetically oriented toward learning from others, an easy thing to forget these days. Here’s why in-person socializing is so important, and efficient.

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