Amazon to open two local distribution centers, creating 1,350 jobs (Times-Dispatch)
Online giant Amazon.com Inc. is planning to open two distribution centers in the Richmond area next fall that would employ a total of 1,350 people, state and local officials said Wednesday.
Richmond-based telemarketer banned from calling to N.C. (Virginian-Pilot)
A Virginia telemarketing company has been barred by a judge’s order from making calls to anyone in North Carolina after complaints that it repeatedly dialed numbers on the Do Not Call Registry.
First & Main could be seeking owner as well as tenants (Roanoke Times)
Losing stores at a rate of about one every other month, Blacksburg’s struggling First & Main shopping plaza will likely be put up for sale early next year.
Exporters brace for lending cutbacks in Europe (Washington Post)
U.S. companies in aircraft, cars and pharmaceuticals sectors are bracing for a recession in Europe that would significantly reduce demand for U.S. products.
White Castle burger chain tests beer and wine sales (USA Today)
White Castle, the 90-year-old hamburger chain known for its square “slider” burgers, is sipping on the idea of offering alcoholic beverages as it tests beer and wine sales at a restaurant in Indiana.
Medicare doctors fed up with Washington (Fortune)
Unless Congress acts soon, Medicare doctors will be hit by a 27.4% cut to their reimbursements in January.
Bus Trips Surge as Free Wi-Fi Beats Driving (Bloomberg)
Megabus.com and BoltBus led U.S. curbside bus companies that boosted trips by 32 percent this year as travelers opted to leave their cars behind and surf the Internet while traveling, DePaul University researchers said.