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  • TWC's Dodgers channel dispute a case for a la carte pricing

    TWC's Dodgers channel dispute a case for a la carte pricing
    Time Warner Cable was patting itself on the back this week after saying it was willing to have a federal arbitrator step in to resolve its long-running dispute with other pay-TV companies over the cost of the new Dodgers channel. "We prefer to reach...
  • Tech workers venture off to form VSN Mobil

    Tech workers venture off to form VSN Mobil
    A group of former product designers from Motorola, Foxconn, Samsung and General Dynamics have set up shop to develop new, innovative products. VSN Mobil actually launched in 2013 but it is rolling out its first products this summer. They include V...
  • July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing

    July's solid job growth shows economic recovery is advancing
    July’s employment report showing net growth of 209,000 jobs was below expectations and a sharp tail-off from the previous month, but still represents a solid gain that shows the recovery from the Great Recession is advancing, economists said....
  • PUC releases report on generator failure at San Onofre nuclear plant

    PUC releases report on generator failure at San Onofre nuclear plant
    State utility regulators, after denying a pair of records requests from activists and reporters, released a controversial study from a scientist about the cause of the catastrophic failure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in early 2012. Late...
  • Obamacare premiums to rise a modest 4.2% in 2015

    Obamacare premiums to rise a modest 4.2% in 2015
    Defying an industry trend of double-digit rate hikes, California officials said the more than 1.2 million consumers in the state-run Obamacare insurance exchange can expect modest price increases of 4.2% on average next year. On Thursday, Covered...
  • Take a retirement annuity or a lump sum?

    Dear Liz: I am 54 and considering retiring in three or four years. I have been fortunate to work at a Fortune 100 company for 30-plus years and have both a defined benefit pension plan and a 401(k). When I retire, we have the option of taking a lump sum...
  • Spending: what's behind all the recalls

    If you think you've heard more news about recalls lately, you're right. General Motors alone has recalled more than 25 million vehicles since January -- including a highly publicized recall for faulty ignition switches that led to 13 deaths. Not all...
  • Colonial Williamsburg offers free tickets to Hampton Roads residents

    Colonial Williamsburg offers free tickets to Hampton Roads residents
    Colonial Williamsburg is offering free tickets to its Historic Area and art museums to residents of most cities and counties in Hampton Roads.  The free one-day tickets will be available Aug. 8 through Aug. 15 to residents of Williamsburg, James City...
  • Online insurers spend less for new policies, report says

    Online car insurance companies such as Progressive and GEICO typically spend significantly less to land new customers than more traditional players like State Farm and Allstate Corp., a new report from William Blair & Co. says. On average, insurers that...
  • Automakers post big July sales amid growing consumer confidence

    Automakers post big July sales amid growing consumer confidence
    Automakers posted one of their best months in years in July. The car companies sold more than 1.4 million vehicles last month, a 9.1% gain from the same month a year earlier, according to AutoData Corp. Most of the big automakers posted increases near...
  • Film Review: 'Patch Town'

    A gloriously ambitious, spectacularly misguided Frankenstein's monster of a movie that combines Soviet-era iconography, Eastern European folklore and Western consumer-culture critique with a dash of song and dance, "Patch Town" imagines a world where...