Ex-Goochland treasurer gets 4 years in prison (Times-Dispatch)
Former Goochland County Treasurer Brenda Grubbs, forced from her job this year by the governor and attorney general, was sentenced Tuesday to 40 years in prison, with all but four years suspended, for embezzling nearly $200,000 in county funds.
Layoffs at two companies with Hampton Roads ties will cost 110 jobs (Virginian-Pilot)
Pitney Bowes, a technology company, will close its Chesapeake call center in June, eliminating 64 jobs. BASF, a German chemical company, will cut about 50 workers at a Suffolk plant.
LewisGale asks court to quash NICU ruling (Roanoke Times)
The petition says the health commissioner erred in denying a request to open a NICU.
Marriott CEO to step down after 39 years (Washington Post)
J.W. Marriott Jr., who built the company his parents started as a District root beer stand into a global lodging giant, is stepping down as chief executive after a storied run that ushered in a new standard of dependable, middle-class hospitality for travelers.
The Facebook Resisters (NY Times)
The company is running into a roadblock in this country. Some people, even on the younger end of the age spectrum, just refuse to participate, including people who have given it a try.
5 Reasons to Start a Business After You Retire (Inc.)
You’re retired. Now what? Here are five reasons to launch a start-up that will feed your passion and pad your pockets.
Starbucks’s 12 Months of Christmas (Business Week)
Its holiday season brings in a huge portion of annual revenue—and takes a huge amount of time to plan for.