NewsFeeds for 12.23.11

Dominion, Faneuil call center brings 150 jobs to Halifax (Times-Dispatch)
The establishment of a customer call center for Dominion Virginia Power in Halifax County could lead to yet more jobs coming to economically distressed Southside Virginia.

Is Richmond’s New Jail Set Up to Fail? (Style Weekly)
It’s the most pressing question still dogging the $134.6 million project, following the state Board of Corrections’ unanimous approval of the city’s amended construction plan last week.

Suffolk, contractor in dispute over bank renovation (Virginian-Pilot)
A Suffolk construction firm says the city backed out on a contract to renovate the Phoenix Bank Building downtown and turn it into an African American museum, but Suffolk countered on Thursday that there never was a finalized contract to begin with.

Hofstra dean headed to Washington and Lee (The National Law Journal)
Washington and Lee University School of Law has found its next law dean on Long Island. University officials have tapped Nora Demleitner, who has led Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law since 2008.

Policyholders approve plan to rescue Shenandoah Life (Roanoke Times)
Policyholders have approved a plan that is expected to lead to the sale of struggling Shenandoah Life Insurance Co. to a new owner in the Southwestern United States.

Retailers Are Slashing Prices Ahead of Holiday (New York Times)
Aggressive last-minute deals in the days before Christmas are good for procrastinators, but they could be an alarm bell for the retail industry.

Congress hopes to wrap up work on payroll tax cuts (Boston Globe)
Capping a full retreat by House GOP leaders, Congress will convene Friday in hopes of approving a stopgap measure renewing payroll tax cuts for every worker and unemployment benefits for millions — despite serious opposition among some tea party Republicans.

Management Lessons from Ebenezer Scrooge (Inc.)
The classic holiday story A Christmas Carol can teach us a thing or two about exceptional workplaces. Really.

Dominion, Faneuil call center brings 150 jobs to Halifax (Times-Dispatch)
The establishment of a customer call center for Dominion Virginia Power in Halifax County could lead to yet more jobs coming to economically distressed Southside Virginia.

Is Richmond’s New Jail Set Up to Fail? (Style Weekly)
It’s the most pressing question still dogging the $134.6 million project, following the state Board of Corrections’ unanimous approval of the city’s amended construction plan last week.

Suffolk, contractor in dispute over bank renovation (Virginian-Pilot)
A Suffolk construction firm says the city backed out on a contract to renovate the Phoenix Bank Building downtown and turn it into an African American museum, but Suffolk countered on Thursday that there never was a finalized contract to begin with.

Hofstra dean headed to Washington and Lee (The National Law Journal)
Washington and Lee University School of Law has found its next law dean on Long Island. University officials have tapped Nora Demleitner, who has led Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law since 2008.

Policyholders approve plan to rescue Shenandoah Life (Roanoke Times)
Policyholders have approved a plan that is expected to lead to the sale of struggling Shenandoah Life Insurance Co. to a new owner in the Southwestern United States.

Retailers Are Slashing Prices Ahead of Holiday (New York Times)
Aggressive last-minute deals in the days before Christmas are good for procrastinators, but they could be an alarm bell for the retail industry.

Congress hopes to wrap up work on payroll tax cuts (Boston Globe)
Capping a full retreat by House GOP leaders, Congress will convene Friday in hopes of approving a stopgap measure renewing payroll tax cuts for every worker and unemployment benefits for millions — despite serious opposition among some tea party Republicans.

Management Lessons from Ebenezer Scrooge (Inc.)
The classic holiday story A Christmas Carol can teach us a thing or two about exceptional workplaces. Really.

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