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Fredericksburg's parking garage gets eye-catching posters promoting downtown (
The Sophia Street Parking Garage has been turned into an art gallery of sorts to promote downtown Fredericksburg.

Fitness kickboxing gym opens in Fredericksburg (
Ringside Fitness, a new gym offering fitness kickboxing for all ages and fitness levels, has opened in Fredericksburg.

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GETTING THERE: FAMPO agrees to think 'outside the box' (
A few years back, FAMPO meetings were rife with combative disputes as members wrestled over the proposed Rappahannock Parkway, among other things. But times have changed.

Stafford Printing Press debuts HP Indigo 12000 (
Stafford Printing celebrated its 30th anniversary with the addition of an HP Indigo 12000, the largest sheet-fed digital press in the industry.

Virginia and the District

UVa alum's green innovation brings micro-farm to table (Daily Progress)
Student dining at the University of Virginia has begun chopping some of its greens and herbs from an unlikely source: trays of ultraviolet-lit plants.

Reinventing Stony Point Fashion Park: Mall plans new features and tenants to lure a broader range of shoppers (RTD)
Stony Point Fashion Park, envisioned as a luxury mall when it opened in 2003, is undergoing a major renovation in an attempt to lure a broader range of shoppers and diners.

Roanoke County Kroger wraps up renovation (Roanoke)
Kroger recently wrapped up a $3.3 million renovation of its store at 4404 Brambleton Ave. in southwest Roanoke County.The renovations added several new amenities and created 30 new jobs.

Why landing Amazon is a Hail Mary for Virginia Beach (Pilot)
Virginia Beach joined a pack of cities across the nation putting together incentive packages to woo internet retail giant Amazon. Could the Beach actually have a shot?

BNC Bancorp changes its name to Pinnacle (Va Business)
BNC Bancorp changed its name to Pinnacle Financial Partners on Monday at sign unveiling events in six markets including Roanoke.

Hollygreen Apartments in Virginia Beach sell for more than $8 million (Va Business)
Marcus & Millichap has announced the sale of Hollygreen Apartments in Virginia Beach for $8.05 million. The 96-unit complex is located at 3429 Hollygreen Drive.

Around the U.S. and beyond

Target just gave employees a raise--here's what 19 other major retailers pay (CNBC)
The approaching holiday season means more shopping, and as a result, more jobs in retail. For some retail employees, it will also mean higher wages.

Deloitte says it's been hacked (CNN)
Deloitte said Monday it was the victim of a hack that targeted its email system. The breach impacted "only very few clients," Deloitte said in an emailed statement.

Fed policymakers clash on outlook for inflation (Reuters)
A debate within the Federal Reserve over the outlook for U.S. inflation burst into public view just days after a rate-setting meeting in Washington.

Entrepreneurship and personal finance

How to make mindfulness a working advantage--and not just cuddly nonsense (FastCo)
From book-length treatments and quick-tip guides to downloadable apps and virtual reality, mindfulness has moved not just into the mainstream but onto the Main Street of commercialism.

Brown University raising $120 million to eliminate all student loans (CNBC)
Brown University has initiated a $120 million campaign to drop all loans from financial aid packages awarded to their undergraduates.

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