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  • Companies with the most older workers

    As baby boomers begin to approach traditional retirement age, the workforce is aging rapidly. But not all industries are aging at the same rate. Some companies employ significantly more older workers than others. Just over a quarter (26 percent) of...
  • Aiken & Friends Fest in Smithfield to spotlight local songwriting standouts

    Aiken & Friends Fest in Smithfield to spotlight local songwriting standouts
    Singer-songwriter Mike Aiken throws a music festival in Smithfield every year and -- as part of the fun -- he gives local tunesmiths the chance to showcase their craft. Through a contest that ran for weeks leading up to the festival, four local...
  • No-nonsense CEO runs second-biggest bank in Chicago area

    No-nonsense CEO runs second-biggest bank in Chicago area
    On a September evening, in a large tent pitched outside his bank in downtown Lake Forest, Ed Wehmer took the microphone and addressed 350 people celebrating the 20th anniversary of what is now Wintrust Financial Corp. The jocular 57-year-old is known...
  • Humane Society files complaint against Smithfield Foods for animal welfare claims

    Humane Society files complaint against Smithfield Foods for animal welfare claims
    A day after Smithfield Foods launched a campaign to illustrate its commitments to sustainability, the Humane Society of the United States filed a complaint to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charging that Smithfield--the world's largest pork...
  • Living Here: Famous people, places and things

    Hampton Roads is known around the world for its people — as being from here, as a come-here, or for just passing through — as well as places and things. It's known for its Bacon (as in Nathaniel), its ham (as in Smithfield), its presidents...
  • Carl's Jr., Hardee's parent CKE to nix cramped pig crates by 2022

    Carl's Jr., Hardee's parent CKE to nix cramped pig crates by 2022
    Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s parent CKE Restaurants Inc.  is joining the pig rights parade, promising to free its pork supply system of cramped gestation crates by 2022. The Carpinteria company began implementing better conditions for its hogs...
  • Taste of Smithfield officially opens on July 10

    Taste of Smithfield, a retail store and restaurant operated by Smithfield Foods Inc., , will have its grand opening at 11:30 p.m. July 10 in downtown Smithfield.   Diners can pick up a menu by the door, order their food at the open kitchen counter and...
  • Cupola placed atop CNU chapel

    NEWPORT NEWS—A 18,700-pound cupola was placed atop Christopher Newport University's chapel on Tuesday. Construction for the 14,000-square foot chapel began in September 2011. The chapel, scheduled to open in late fall of 2012, is located between...
  • 2013 restaurant trends: robots, chef delivery, 'next Chipotle'

    2013 restaurant trends: robots, chef delivery, 'next Chipotle'
    Food and restaurant analysts are already placing their bets for next year’s top restaurant trends, including automatons in the kitchen, mini dishes, pricier drinks and something called “bar snackification.” Step one, though, is going...
  • McRib pork provider Smithfield accused of abusing pigs

     
    Humane Society accuses McRib pork provider of mistreating hogs...
  • McDonald's pork provider Smithfield pledges gestation crate phase-out

     
    Smithfield promises to ban gestation crates for pregnant pigs by 2017...