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$4 million Henry Hotel renovation project begins in Martinsville

Developers are renovating the old building in Uptown Martinsville into upscale apartments, which are the first of its kind in the district.

House for sale

Baby Boomers face big housing crunch

America's Baby Boomers are facing a serious housing crunch, with many expected to struggle to afford their homes come retirement.

Business owners upset about cars in loading zones


Business owners upset with drivers parking in loading zones

Business owners in downtown Roanoke say parking problems only seem to be getting worse. WDBJ 7 went downtown Tuesday afternoon and saw first-hand some of the problems. Unfortunately, WDBJ 7 did not get the answers we were looking for from parking enforcement.

Eric Cantor

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Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is taking his talents to Wall Street, joining boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. as a vice chairman and board member.

Cantor's move into the private sector was widely anticipated following his June electoral...


Altec to expand facility in Botetourt County, create 100 jobs

The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors has approved an option and performance agreement for the expansion of Altec Industries.

Stock market traders

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Morgan Stanley predicts stock market surge

Worried about a stock market bubble? Morgan Stanley sure isn't.

Gear 2 smartwatch

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Before the iWatch there was...

After years hovering in the vapor, little more than a dream for Apple fanatics everywhere, the elusive iWatch may be days away from becoming a reality. But it will hardly be the first smartwatch to hit the market.

Dominion and 3 other energy companies to build $4.5 billion natural gas pipeline

Dominion and three other energy companies will build and operate a 550-mile interstate natural gas pipeline that will run through Highland, Augusta and Nelson Counties, according to a Tuesday press release.

Paycheck, check, payroll


L.A. mayor calls for $13.25 minimum wage

The push for a higher minimum wage picked up momentum Monday when the mayor of the nation's second largest city called for an increase to $13.25 by 2017.

Family Dollar

From Family Dollar

Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar

There's a new skirmish in the fierce takeover battle among dollar-store rivals. Dollar General, the industry leader, has raised its bid for Family Dollar slightly, to about $9.1 billion from its prior $9 billion offer.


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