NewsFeeds 12.21.11

 

Slavery museum finances faulted (Times-Dispatch)
The city of Fredericksburg is asking a federal bankruptcy judge to appoint an examiner to investigate $1.6 million in unaccounted-for funds.

The Tavern closes; building’s fate to be determined (C-Ville)
This week one of the Charlottesville’s biggest small spaces closes its doors for good. C-Ville reports that there was a lease dispute between the owner and landlord.

Ashburn Realtor Charged In $7 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme (Fairfax News)
A federal grand jury has charged Nadin Samnang, 29, of Ashburn, with conspiracy and mortgage fraud charges related to his role in alleged fraudulent mortgage loan transactions involving at least 25 homes in northern Virginia and more than $7 million in losses to lenders.

Is housing bouncing back? (Washington Post)
A wide range of housing indicators — construction, home sales, prices — have stabilized in the past few months, though still at historically low levels. And it looks as if construction activity in particular will pick up in the coming year.

EBay Plays ‘Anti-Amazon’ Offering $10 In-Store Discount (Business Week)
The online marketplace will give consumers an incentive to shop in stores after Amazon came under fire for offering shoppers a discount to do the opposite.

Report: Immigrants Found Nearly Half of Top Start-ups (Inc.)
A new report finds that immigrants are key to startup formation and job creation. So why does America make it so difficult for immigrant entrepreneurs to stay?

 

Slavery museum finances faulted (Times-Dispatch)
The city of Fredericksburg is asking a federal bankruptcy judge to appoint an examiner to investigate $1.6 million in unaccounted-for funds.

The Tavern closes; building’s fate to be determined (C-Ville)
This week one of the Charlottesville’s biggest small spaces closes its doors for good. C-Ville reports that there was a lease dispute between the owner and landlord.

Ashburn Realtor Charged In $7 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme (Fairfax News)
A federal grand jury has charged Nadin Samnang, 29, of Ashburn, with conspiracy and mortgage fraud charges related to his role in alleged fraudulent mortgage loan transactions involving at least 25 homes in northern Virginia and more than $7 million in losses to lenders.

Is housing bouncing back? (Washington Post)
A wide range of housing indicators — construction, home sales, prices — have stabilized in the past few months, though still at historically low levels. And it looks as if construction activity in particular will pick up in the coming year.

EBay Plays ‘Anti-Amazon’ Offering $10 In-Store Discount (Business Week)
The online marketplace will give consumers an incentive to shop in stores after Amazon came under fire for offering shoppers a discount to do the opposite.

Report: Immigrants Found Nearly Half of Top Start-ups (Inc.)
A new report finds that immigrants are key to startup formation and job creation. So why does America make it so difficult for immigrant entrepreneurs to stay?

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