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Virginia Employment Commission (Source: Facebook)
Patrick J July 19, 2014 at 07:53 am
Is the Virginia jobless rate calculated the same as the national jobless rate? I thought if lessRead More people are looking for work, usually the jobless rate comes down.
Bruce Alter July 19, 2014 at 08:07 am
Patrick J is correct. If a person stops looking for work s/he is NOT counted in the jobless rate.Read More The rate is a measurement of people who ARE looking for work, but who cannot get it.
Hawa Coulibaly July 19, 2014 at 11:01 am
I wonder if the jobless rate includes people who are sabotaged even when they get great evaluationsRead More as volunteers...
Popular free treat will cool you off, but there's more free stuff available for this year's celebration.
Hawa Coulibaly July 10, 2014 at 09:48 am
11am-7pm? I wish they could extend that another two hours :-)
You July 10, 2014 at 05:29 pm
Boy are the Middle eastern/ Asian owned 7-11s going to hate this week. To me over the past decade itRead More seems like only the European, white or black owned 7-11s greet you with a smile when there are freebies (customer appreciation days). Middle easterner's/ and Asian's hate the freebies... pay attention and watch them this week when you stop in for your freebies.
Michael July 10, 2014 at 09:28 pm
Funny how I, in spite of my obviously extreme whiteness, have never experienced this problem. MaybeRead More there's something you're doing subconsciously when you walk in? Anyone walking in with a look of apprehension and nervousness, "watching them," is of course going to meet with a different welcome than someone who walks in with a friendly smile.
Increased prices on some Starbucks drinks, packaged coffee begins Tuesday, according to reports.
Madison Marie Bartosh June 24, 2014 at 07:21 am
my favorite is 25 30 espresso in downtown Fredericksburg!
DW1976 June 24, 2014 at 11:50 am
Nespresso's machines make nearly instant espresso/lattes that taste just like Starbucks. HighRead More inital cost though (around $200)
Marie July 4, 2014 at 10:18 am
This is so Starbucks can pay off those student loans that these kids got an education and nowRead More whining about paying back.
Amtrak plans to launch high-speed Wi-Fi service that will allow streaming media and downloading large files. Credit: File|Patch
Hank June 12, 2014 at 11:19 am
Amtrak should be doing this along the Auto train route to Florida. Having been on the Acela, theyRead More already have wifi. But on the Auto Train -- an overnight experience -- there is no wifi. This would reduce traffic along the I-95 corridor going south and make Amtrak -- dare I say it -- reasonable value if not profitable...
ssbun June 13, 2014 at 08:42 am
The auto train has WiFi but only in the lounge car. I traveled on the auto train last month.
Spice company is looking to move its headquarters and a handful of states are on the menu, according to a Business Journal report.
Greg Crider June 5, 2014 at 09:47 am
Although a move may be an imposition to their current employees, McCormick will lower their taxesRead More (and their employees taxes) if they move outside of Maryland to either VA, PA or DE.
Greg Crider June 5, 2014 at 09:51 am
Although it may be an imposition, to current employees, McCormick will lower their taxes (and theirRead More employees' taxes) if they relocate outside of MD to either, VA, PA or DE. Lets hope they select NOVA.
The 29 Diner in Fairfax has closed its doors; photo courtesy of 29 Diner Web site
Daniel Schatzie June 7, 2014 at 07:00 pm
Hopefully when they reopen either the prices are more at Diner levels (unlike the Silver Diner whereRead More you pay a premium for a diner-like experience) or their food is better. Obviously both would be the best combination.
Isis June 11, 2014 at 08:35 am
I hung out there in the very late night for years. Wow, such a shock. Whoever takes it over, pleaseRead More try to keep it intact. But you can update the bathrooms lol
Ang June 13, 2014 at 05:59 pm
It will reopen again soon!
Frontier Airlines offering 12-hour deal with new Dulles service announcement.
Hawa Coulibaly May 13, 2014 at 10:25 pm
This promotion was advertised on the news yesterday and it was mentioned that folks should hurry asRead More seats were filling pretty quickly.. Since this is a promo, they probably only have certain amount of seats available....
terrydjackson May 14, 2014 at 05:34 am
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the best job I've had. Last Wednesday I got a brandRead More new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail......... www.w­o­r­k­t­i­n.com
Shirley Ginwright May 28, 2014 at 11:19 pm
It will be great to not have to travel to Baltimore to get to Vegas. Looking forward t the newRead More airline in Virginia. I also tried to get the $15 ticket with no luck on getting to their site.
livnclean April 18, 2014 at 10:34 am
uh, did you mean "Tesla" Motors.....?
Locally Involved April 18, 2014 at 06:49 pm
Well, that's just about right, the average of the top 10 CEO salaries in VA is 390x that of theRead More average worker salary of $45,000. US Avg is 475x. Don't know why the average worker is complaining about wage stagnation and lack of jobs. Poor CEOs must work so hard to keep all that money out of the tax man's hands and the grubby hands of the worker! How can they possibly survive otherwise?
Catherine April 22, 2014 at 08:13 pm
That must be why NG is dropping retirees insurance.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
all-c-ing-eye April 18, 2014 at 03:14 pm
And all this time i thought it was Pork Barrel spending.
JBrad April 19, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mark, Your words are absolutely disgusting. Please do not use this comment thread as a vehicle toRead More spew your racist mentality. And for your information, food-borne illnesses come from agriculture, period. All around the world, including in the U.S. Lastly, your hatred for people of colour does not mean that you understand disease, at all. Good luck in life.
Eric Wessels May 7, 2014 at 11:16 am
If you really are worried about pork: It has come to my attention, much too late to do anythingRead More about it probably, that there is a hog confinement proposed to be constructed within 1 mile of my home. This is not an uncommon occurrence in the state of Iowa. In fact there are 10 homes within 1 mile of this proposed facility, some just ½ mile away. I have looked at the manure management plan and one poor family will have manure spread on three sides of their property throughout the year. Of course this proposed facility is under the limit of 2500 hogs to require a permit by 20 hogs, so no one was notified. They will run 2 sets of hogs through the facility each year, 4960 hogs. This will produce over 660,000 gallons of liquid waste to be stored in a 270’ long, 70’ wide, 8’ deep lagoon. The manure will all be spread in section 13 of the Adel Township in Dallas County. My secondary concern (my primary concern is my family) is for others impacted and the county as a whole. This is terrible planning. The proposed facility lies in the center between Adel, Waukee, and Dallas Center. Dallas County is the second fastest growing county in the country. Waukee builds a new school every year. The Waukee soccer complex is a short 3.5 mile drive south. The proposed new county facilities would be 3 miles away. There is a church on highway 6 less than 3 miles away. The parking lot for the bike trail in Waukee is less than 3 miles away. The bike trail from Waukee to Dallas Center that was just completed, and is well used, is less than 100 yards. All of these items are outside the limits set by the legislature, but all will be affected. The county web site has maps indicating the entire core from Waukee to Adel and DC is anticipated residential with a regional commercial core where this is located. The long range planning has a western bypass that ties into the highway 5 bypass going right by this facility less than half a mile. Maybe this is what they mean by regional commercial. The map shows a 3/4 mile swath from R16 to R22 just north of 270th street. In a conversation I had w/ the county, it was stated this owner plans to build several (no number or location was given) in Dallas County. He can put facilities of this size every ½ mile without a permit because they will all be considered individual units under the size required to be permitted. I can’t believe this is what the citizens of Dallas County want, or what the planning organizations spend their time working on simply to be ignored. The problem primarily lies in the fact that local control is not allowed. In almost every other aspect of governance, local control is preferred and advocated for by the Iowa legislature. Big Ag controls the legislature and the DNR. Talk to your rep. Talk to your senator. Get local control for issues that affect you and your neighbors.
The interior of Trummer's on Main in Clifton, Va. Photo courtesy of Trummer's on Main
michaelxberg March 20, 2014 at 09:45 am
I've been to Trummer's numerous times - - usually to eat in the bar but have dined in the diningRead More room as well. The food is great (especially the burgers served in the bar). The dining room is spacious, quiet and handsome. Most importantly, the people there are universally friendly and welcoming. It is not an inexpensive dining experience but it is well worth the money. Oh, I forgot, the bread basket served in the dining room is well worth the visit alone.
Jim Dulicai March 27, 2014 at 10:52 am
Without a doubt, Trummer's is the best restaurant in Northern Virginia and one of the very best inRead More the entire DC metro area. It stands out not only for the food, service and ambiance, but for the constant innovation that brings us back again and again -- for instance, new creations at the bar, and the upstairs burger bar that has popped up again with a new menu, and the main dining room's just-added Duck and Foie Gras," which sounds irresistible -- can't wait to try it!
Safeway could be bought. (Patch file photo.)
Fairfax Watcher March 7, 2014 at 03:39 pm
WELL...............no worries for those Kroger lovers or haters as SAFEWAY went to Albertson'sRead More owner, CERBERUS. CERBERUS plans on reforming Safeway stores to look/feel like Trader Joe's.
Rick Tocchet March 9, 2014 at 01:22 am
It's always that "evil Walmart" with Lefties...
Dave Jennings March 9, 2014 at 08:15 pm
Cerberus will probably close at least half the chain as most equity firms are apt to do in order toRead More up profit and create a stream of returns that will up their chances of passing it off to someone else in a few years.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley visited the set of "House of Cards." File Photo. Photo Courtesy Gov. Martin O'Malley
Wildermann February 22, 2014 at 04:49 pm
Yes, an investment in economic development. MD & P.G. Co. are investing in National HarborRead More including a gambling casino attraction and other amenities along with the creative investment strategy listed here in this article. Old Town has looked ahead to capitalize on the attractions on the other side of the river by increasing hotel space and working with National Harbor to get visitors to use Old Town as a destination during their stay across the river. Fairfax County across from National Harbor on the US Route 1 or Richmond Highway corridor seemingly anticipates gamblers in need of fast and easy loans given the proliferation of Car Title Loan Businesses popping up like mushrooms. Can't imagine the VA legislature concerning itself with much more than bills that seek to limit human rights, abortion rights, economic rights, health care rights, environmental rights, voter rights or any other progressive effort that give more rights to citizens. Just another bass ackward state of the old Confederacy that can't fully acknowledge modernity.
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