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Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Successfully Launches Fourteenth Resupply Mission to International Space Station

Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Successfully Launches Fourteenth Resupply Mission to International Space Station Spacecraft named in honor of first woman astronaut of Indian origin RICHMOND—The 14th cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station successfully launched today at 9:16 p.m. from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Pad 0A located on Wallops Island. The mission, designated NG-14, […]

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Universal Corp. completes acquisition of dehydrated foods company

Universal Corp. completes acquisition of dehydrated foods company Richmond tobacco leaf supplier buys Silva International Richmond-based international tobacco leaf supply company Universal Corp. announced Thursday it has completed the acquisition of Momence, Illinois-based dehydrated vegetable, fruit and herb processing company Silva International for $170 million in cash. The acquisition was previously announced in early September. Silva […]

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Groups differ on adoption of permanent COVID-19 workplace safety rules in Virginia

Groups differ on adoption of permanent COVID-19 workplace safety rules in Virginia Business organizations are pushing back against making Virginia’s COVID-19 workplace safety rules permanent, arguing that the regulations — rules that were temporarily adopted in July as an emergency measure — have proved costly, confusing and burdensome for companies. However, labor organizations and worker […]

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Virginia COVID-19 Restrictions and Workplace Standards Challenged by Manufacturers’ Association

Virginia COVID-19 Restrictions and Workplace Standards Challenged by Manufacturers’ Association A manufacturers’ association and several employers have filed a lawsuit to enjoin Virginia’s Emergency Temporary Standard for Infectious Disease Prevention related to COVID-19, which the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board adopted on July 15, 2020. The Virginia Manufacturers’ Association and several employers (which include an […]

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State delegate joins business owners in lawsuit challenging Virginia’s virus workplace safety regulations

State delegate joins business owners in lawsuit challenging Virginia’s virus workplace safety regulations A state delegate joined the Virginia Manufacturers Association and other business owners to challenge emergency COVID-19 safety regulations adopted by the state’s Safety and Health Codes Board in July. In a Sept. 15 filing with the Richmond Circuit Court, Del. Dave LaRock, R-Loudoun, argued […]

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Central Va. sales, use tax rate to increase Oct. 1

Central Va. sales, use tax rate to increase Oct. 1 Rate will rise from 5.3% to 6% Starting Oct. 1, the sales and use tax rate in Central Virginia will go up by 0.7% to a total of 6%, Virginia Tax announced Tuesday. The change approved by the 2020 Virginia General Assembly affects the 4.3% […]

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Governor Northam Announces Huntington Ingalls Industries to Establish Unmanned Systems Facility in Hampton

Governor Northam Announces Huntington Ingalls Industries to Establish Unmanned Systems Facility in Hampton Nation’s largest military shipbuilder will create more than 250 new jobs. HAMPTON—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) will create more than 250 new jobs by establishing an Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence in Hampton. HII is the […]

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Jason Monroe of VIRTEX Elected to Board of Directors for the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council

Jason Monroe of VIRTEX Elected to Board of Directors for the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Jason Monroe of VIRTEX in Waynesboro was recently elected to the board of directors for THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL located in Harrisonburg VA. Jason Monroe is head of business development and marketing for the Mid-Atlantic region of VIRTEX. Jason […]

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Virginia Democratic Party staffers unionize

Virginia Democratic Party staffers unionize Staffers at the Democratic Party of Virginia announced Monday they had successfully unionized into two bargaining units that party leaders are formally recognizing. A unit representing eight office staff members is undergoing contract negotiations, while a larger unit of 52 campaign staffers recently ratified its first contract, a party spokesman […]

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U.S. blocks import of Chinese goods it says are made with forced labor

U.S. blocks import of Chinese goods it says are made with forced labor The Trump administration has banned the import of certain apparel and computer parts from China, saying they are made by forced laborers from the Xinjiang region. The move adds five new Chinese entities to an import blacklist the United States has used several times […]