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TRAFFIC ALERT: Route 220 is closed in both directions in Alleghany County

State Police tell WDBJ7 that a fiber optic cable has fallen on Route 220 near Grafton Street.

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MeadWestvaco to merge with Rock-Tenn

Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco are joining to form a $16 billion packaging company.

Congressional Budget Office

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US deficit to 'hold steady' until 2018

Solid economic growth over the next few years should help keep the annual federal deficit at a very modest level until 2018. But after that, the deficit will start growing again.

Storm shoppers

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How to skip the pre-blizzard frenzy in stores

With a powerful blizzard expected to hit New York, stores are packed with consumers clamoring for storm supplies.

But the savviest New Yorkers are skipping the lines all together. They're making messengers do the dirty work for them.

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Hotel room demand is up in the Roanoke Valley

Good news for the Roanoke Valley

Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau reports hotel room demand went up more than two-percent in 2014. 

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Blizzard costs fliers big bucks

Blizzards cost airlines a ton of money -- but they actually hit passengers harder.

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Is your target-date fund ripping you off?

Target-date funds have become a wildly popular option among those seeking a hands-off approach to retirement investing. But not all of these funds are created equal.

Based on the year you expect to retire, target-date funds are supposed to invest in ...

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Uber to limit price surges during blizzard

Uber is putting a lid on fares as the blizzard.

The taxi app normally lets prices surge when demand is heavy -- like when public transportation grinds to a halt and driving is hazardous because of a storm.

During this storm, Uber will instead aim to k...

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Barbie-maker Mattel CEO out as sales falter

There's trouble in Barbie land.

Bitcoin

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First U.S.-based Bitcoin exchange opens

The first U.S.-based Bitcoin exchange is due to open Monday, backed by several major financial heavyweights.

Stocks tank Jan 5

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Look out: Big week ahead for stock market

Buckle up for a big week in the stock market. Investors get to check Corporate America's pulse as over 140 S&P 500 companies report earnings this week and the Federal Reserve meets for the first time in 2015.

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Indianapolis T-shirt maker profits from Deflategate

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