Economy and Economics


It’s been a rough month for investors – watching the American stock market rise to historic highs, then drop a record number of points in a single day.  Experts disagree on the reasons for the downturn and what investors should do next, prompting Sandy Hausman to investigate the subject in search of consensus. 

Is Virginia saving money for a rainy day? The Pew Charitable Trust says the commonwealth could do a better job saving for when times are tough.

One group in Richmond is doing something different to combat poverty. Taking kids from low-income neighborhoods and giving them what they often lack.... mentoring...guidance... a male role-model... all disguised as an after-school biking program. Richmond Cycling Corps it's called.

Since the Great Recession brought the state’s unemployment rate to a 20-year high, Virginia’s economy has been improving… but slowly. That’s according to a new economic report from Old Dominion University. 

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The latest round of unemployment numbers tell a tale of two Virginias, one thriving and another struggling.