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Princesses prepare for weekend tea party

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Princess tea party takes aim at bullying in Roanoke

There's a big party happening this weekend in Roanoke. WDBJ 7 stopped by the Pixie Dust Princess Headquarters at the Grandin Co-Lab Thursday afternoon.

Roanoke entrepreneur continues to build business

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Window washer's business travels on two wheels

This month's winter weather kept a lot of business owners from opening up, but for some, there's no such thing as a snow day, especially if you work for yourself. Sam Waller is one of those people.

Tax preparers help last-minute filer

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Average tax refund is $3,120 so far

One month into the tax filing season, the average federal tax refund was $3,120, the IRS said Thursday. As of Feb. 20, the agency said it paid out $125 billion in refunds and processed about 50 million tax returns.

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RadioShack to sell name with $20 million opening bid

RadioShack's largest shareholder agreed to bid $20 million for the defunct retailer's name and other intellectual property in bankruptcy court on Wednesday.

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Appalachian Power customers to see 4% decrease on monthly bill

An average customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month will see their bills drop by about $4 from $119 per month to $114.92. The rate decrease will vary per customer, depending on electricity usage. 

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Union President: USPS notifies Roanoke Distribution Center employees of plans to close

Facility set to start shutting down on April 18.

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Snow causes around 2,000 power outages in Danville

The heavy snow brought down some power lines overnight and an around 2,000 customers are currently without power in Danville.

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It's official: America has deflation

America experienced something in January it hasn't seen in years: deflation.

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T.J. Maxx, Marshall's to hike minimum wage for workers

The owner of T.J. Maxx, Marshall's and Home Goods is raising wages for its workers to at least $10 an hour sometime next year.

The company, TJX Companies, will first raise the wages of workers to $9 an hour in June of this year. Then, at some point ne...

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Obama congratulates Walmart CEO on wage hike

President Barack Obama on Wednesday called Walmart CEO Doug McMillion to applaud him for raising wages for his workers $1.75 above the federal minimum wage.

According to the White House, the President made the call aboard Air Force One on Wednesday af...

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