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Groups seeking comprehensive U.S. review of natural gas pipelines

RICHMOND Federal regulators should review as a whole separate energy company proposals to build a network of natural gas pipelines through West Virginia and Virginia to assess their overall environmental impact and need, a coalition of pipeline opponents said Monday. They argued that individual reviews by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would be piecemeal and conducted in a vacuum.

Nissan expands fuel leak recall to 59,000 sedans

DETROIT A Nissan recall for possible fuel leaks in crashes has been expanded to include nearly 59,000 Altima and Maxima sedans worldwide. The recall now covers certain 2013 to 2016 Altima midsize cars and some 2016 Maxima large cars. Also included are some 2014 to 2016 Teana sedans made in Russia. All have V6 engines.

Topgolf will hold job "auditions" first week of November

VIRGINIA BEACH You've heard of a job interview, but what about one that could involve singing or dancing?

Illegally imported Mongolian oak prompted charges against Lumber Liquidators, but what is it?

NORFOLK Lumber Liquidators agreed last week to pay $10 million to settle criminal charges that the Toano-based company illegally imported Mongolian oak from Eastern Russia to the United States. But what exactly is Mongolian Oak, and why doesn't the United States want an endless stream of it entering the country?

Following in their fathers' footsteps, sons fill shoes — and then some

VIRGINIA BEACH They share more than a first name. Within the past year, Dan Luhring, 25, and Danny Kline, 35, took over the businesses their fathers founded - IssueTrak and Payday Payroll - at an age when most people haven't climbed above middle management.

Whatever Happened To ... Rick Ilich, whose life became a toxic-drywall nightmare

SUFFOLK Rick Ilich was at his wit's end. His dream home in the Saddlebrook Estates neighborhood had been silently poisoning his family for years. It had been built in 2006 with toxic drywall, which filled the air with hydrogen sulfide, a dangerous gas that corrodes metal and can lead to breathing problems, nosebleeds, headaches and fatigue. In high doses, the gas can kill a person instantly.

Brothers splitting up at family owned Virginia Beach company

VIRGINIA BEACH For nearly a decade, the brothers have worked together – and separately – at the business their father built. Eric Kline joined Payday Payroll, which provides payroll processing and human resources services, in 2002. He started in sales. For the past four years he’s been director of business development, cultivating clients locally and beyond.

Virginia Beach consulting firm Marathon backing up its name with running

Get sweaty. That’s what some Marathon Consulting employees will do Monday to celebrate the company’s recent move to Town Center in Virginia Beach.

A few simple ground rules to make firing an employee less painful

Let’s take a moment to remember one of baseball’s most talented and decent players, the great Yankees catcher Yogi Berra, who died last month. You might be wondering: What’s the Yog got to do with business? Or maybe you think you can anticipate where I’m going with this:

Halloween sales in Hampton Roads trending up, retailer says

Will Halloween be a trick or a treat for retailers? Depends on whom you ask.

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