Grant aims to give women opportunities in the ship repair industry

The ship repair industry is regarded as a male-dominated profession, but a new grant from the U.S. Department of Labor aims to change that in Hampton Roads. The DOL awarded on Wednesday...

100 new jobs coming to Howell Metal plant in Shenandoah County

Howell Metal will invest $8 million to expand its metal factory in New Market, adding over 100 jobs in the process, Gov. Ralph Northam announced on Tuesday. Northam made...

Child care costs have grown seven times faster than women’s wages, report finds

While Virginia women have seen child care costs skyrocket over the last twenty years, wages have lagged behind and the gender wage gap has narrowed by only four cents, according to a...

Trump’s trade war has devastated farmers, Gov. Northam says

The Trump administration’s trade war is hurting profits for Virginia’s soybean farmers, according to Gov. Ralph Northam. Soybeans have historically been Virginia’s top export to China, but President Trump’s...

Is a recession on the way? Virginia’s top financial officer thinks so.

Virginia’s secretary of finance Aubrey Layne is preparing for a recession, telling the Virginia Mercury that he believes a recession in the next 12 to 18 months is “more likely than not.” 

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday takes place this weekend, Aug 2-4

Virginia will hold its annual three-day sales tax holiday this weekend, starting Friday, Aug 2 at 12:01 AM and ending Sunday, Aug 4 at 11:59 PM. During those three...

Trump’s trade war aid “overwhelmingly flowed” to biggest farms, report finds

The Trump administration’s trade war aid for farmers has “overwhelmingly flowed to the largest and most successful farmers,“ according to an analysis from the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit environmental organization.

More than 100 million Americans had their personal information compromised in Capital One hack

In what is one of the biggest thefts of bank data ever, more than 100 million Americans had their personal information compromised after a software engineer in Seattle hacked into a server...

Dominion wants more money for shareholders at customers’ expense

The Virginia Poverty Law Center, federal and state agencies, and Walmart have joined together to speak out against Dominion Energy’s proposal to increase the profits its shareholders can earn, the Virginia Mercury...

Volvo Trucks to add nearly 800 jobs in Pulaski but layoff workers in Dublin

Volvo Trucks will add 777 new jobs at its Pulaski County plant over the next six years, according to a report in the Roanoke Times. The jobs are the...