$600K awarded to renovate Leigh Street Armory again to become black history museum (Times-Dispatch)
The historic castle-like structure in an area designated by the city as a center for African-American culture and economic history.
Bank feud: Chairman Giles quits VNB with other directors (The Hook)
A feud over corporate governance compounded an already painful December for a major Central Virginia financial institution. Virginia National Bank has experienced a leadership shake-up that has seen nearly one third of the board of trustees quit including the chairman, Mark Giles.
Firm with routes to New York City ordered to take buses off road (Virginian-Pilot)
The Double Happyness Travel bus company racked up more than 220 federal rules violations in the past two years, according to safety records.
Morgan Stanley to Cut 580 Jobs in New York (NY Times)
Morgan Stanley will slash 580 jobs in New York as part of a broader wave of layoffs underway at the bank, according to a public filing.
FTC urged to tighten energy drink rules (Washington Post)
Law enforcement officials ask FTC to toughen its proposed settlement with the maker of Four Loko.
Retail therapy (The Economist)
How Ernest Dichter, an acolyte of Sigmund Freud, revolutionised marketing. A must-read for advertising folks.
10 Tips to Kick-start Your Sales Skills (Entrepreneur)
Learning to sell yourself, and your product or service, is one of the biggest challenges as a startup. Here’s how to master the basics.
Small Businesses Are Optimistic, Sort of (WSJ)
After years of sputtering, many of America’s nearly 30 million small businesses could see at least modest improvements next year.