I-81 traffic backup

Both lanes close after I-81 North wreck in Botetourt County

A wreck on Interstate 81 has both lanes closed in Botetourt County.

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Stocks: 6 things to know before the open

Markets look set to chalk up another week of gains, barring surprises Friday. .

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

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Argentina is now very close to default

The clock is ticking. Argentina will default in just a few days unless the country can find a way to satisfy creditors that are owed roughly $1.5 billion.


Longtime downtown Roanoke business moving after 30 years

Construction just recently wrapped up on Market Square in downtown Roanoke but more construction is coming with the new hotel. Though this is meant to better downtown, it’s causing one business owner to leave.

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Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these US states

Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market and some states are seeing billions of dollars in real estate deals as a result.

Local auto shop revamps walker free of charge

A Vinton boy is now walking around in style, thanks to one local business. Ethan was born with a serious heart condition that left him with half a heart and cerebral palsy.

Man trapped, dies under machinery at Galax company

A man is dead after a work accident left him trapped in a piece of machinery in Galax on Wednesday.

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Citi inks $7 billion mortgage settlement

Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion to settle charges that it packaged bad mortgages during the run-up to the financial crisis.

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A check is in the mail for 6.8 million people

More than 6.8 million Americans will get a refund from their health insurer this summer.


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Global economy still limping along

The world economy is stuck in low gear even as the risks to growth mount, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday.

Late mail delivery

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Your mail delivered. After dark

Mail is supposed to hit your mailbox before 5 p.m. But thanks to cost-cutting measures and a shrinking work force, U.S. Postal Service letter carriers in cities are delivering mail in the evening as many as two days a week, or more.

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