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Auction-block economics

When he sees a lot of bank repossessions coming on the lot at Motley’s Richmond Auto Auction, Jeff Schuler is inclined to say the economy is tanking. That’s not happening now.

Group wants Amazon to collect sales tax in Virginia

Amazon’s planned distribution centers in Chesterfield and Dinwiddie are welcome news for job-seekers, but a group representing brick-and-mortar retailers says the Internet giant isn’t playing fair.

Monday Q&A: Designer dining

Helen Reed is responsible for the interiors at some of Richmond’s hot new restaurants.

Apple Door employees buy firm

“It was time for me to move on and turn the reigns over to younger folks with fresh ideas,” said Owner Dan Apple, 56. “Like an old ball player – if you hang around too long you start embarrassing yourself.”

A $9.8 million ace in the hole

A Northern Virginia investor wants to buy a chunk of a local bank and give it a shot of fresh cash.

May the chia be with you

A Richmond company gets some huge press in the Wall Street Journal.

Are you sure its local?

Portlandia tv series pokes fun at the “localvores” of the world.