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  • Farmers market guide: A list of Peninsula markets

    Farmers market guide: A list of Peninsula markets
     The number of farmers markets in the commonwealth has more than doubled over the past 10 years, according to the state's department of agriculture and consumer services.      On the Peninsula, seasonal markets will begin dusting off their booths in...
  • Nine West's archaic shoe campaign a giant step backward for women

    Nine West's archaic shoe campaign a giant step backward for women
    My mom tells a charming story about the time she and my dad were still dating and she made him chicken cacciatore for dinner. Shortly thereafter, he proposed marriage — prompting her girlfriends to dub the dish "chicken catch-a-husband." It's...
  • Olive-oil stores offer wide variety, along with education

    Olive-oil stores offer wide variety, along with education
    Olive-oil specialty stores in Central Florida are counting on Americans' fascination with the Mediterranean diet and interest in cooking to fuel their bottom lines. The concept is simple: Offer a variety of oils, allow customers to taste them before...
  • Wearable devices are unlikely to be big sellers, analysts say

    Wearable devices are unlikely to be big sellers, analysts say
    Is wearable tech already wearing thin? Despite the hype for upcoming products from Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., a number of analysts say Internet-connected personal devices such as smartwatches and fitness bands — so-called...
  • Seniors on the Go: Anti-consumer Airfare Display Bill sneaks through House

    Seniors on the Go: Anti-consumer Airfare Display Bill sneaks through House
    The ironically named "Transparent Airfares Act of 2014" passed the House of Representatives on July 28. This misbegotten bill, which would actually make the costs of air travel less transparent, passed by voice vote, presumably in part to avoid...
  • Virginia makes Top 10 states for number of farmers markets

    Virginia makes Top 10 states for number of farmers markets
    Farmers markets are alive and well in Virginia, which was cited as a top ten state for the number of markets available in a new United States Department of Agriculture report. With 249 markets listed, the Commonwealth comes in at No. 9, with...
  • Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math

    Behind the numbers: Following Scott, Crist jobs and tax-cutting math
    TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...
  • Fed survey: 40% of households show signs of financial stress

    Four out of 10 American households were straining financially five years after the Great Recession -- many struggling with tight credit, education debt and retirement issues, according to a new Federal Reserve survey of consumers. The Fed study shows...
  • City seeks to put a dent in false property filings

    City seeks to put a dent in false property filings
    Concerns that homeowners are unwittingly being taken advantage of by unscrupulous individuals remain top of mind for authorities, despite improvements to the housing market. In the past few weeks, a Chicago City Council committee urged the Cook County...
  • Overdraft protection can add up to hefty fees on small purchases

    Overdraft protection can add up to hefty fees on small purchases
    Consumers who sign up for overdraft protection are paying hefty penalties when they go over their limit for the smallest of purchases, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In fact, most of the purchases that triggered...
  • Yorktown Navy Exchange recognized for store performance

    Yorktown Navy Exchange recognized for store performance
    The Navy Exchange at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown received the Bingham Award by the Navy Exchange Service Command in the $3-$7 million sales category for superior performance in 2013. The Bingham Award program was established in 1979 to recognize...