The official Patch Group covering local businesses and the economic and political conditions that effect them. Flag as Inappropriate

Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors. What's on your mind? What's on your mind? Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell something
Posts awaiting your approval 0
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.
The most recent restaurants inspections in Prince William County.
Fairfax Watcher July 11, 2014 at 10:49 am
Its difficult to grasp this report on these eating places! HOW can it be that ALL these placesRead More received NO violations? Maybe the inspector should turn on all the lights or the regulations need tightening up??
Fairfax Watcher July 11, 2014 at 10:49 am
Its difficult to grasp this report on these eating places! HOW can it be that ALL these placesRead More received NO violations? Maybe the inspector should turn on all the lights or the regulations need tightening up??
Area employees will likely see minimum wage climb to over $13 an hour. Patch file photo.
righturn June 30, 2014 at 06:40 am
The question is how long Ikea keeps people on minimum wage before seeing raises in pay. Chances areRead More it will be a long, long time. Foolish Democrats can't see beyond the nose on their face.
Ronald R. Duquette June 30, 2014 at 08:02 am
Well, righturn, if you're right, you're going about getting "foolish Democrats" to see theRead More error of their ways altogether in the wrong way. This is precisely what is wrong with most discussions about these matters: we reduce ourselves to little kids in the playground calling each other names. Let's try this instead: fact. You say that Ikea will keep people longer on minimum wage without raises. Perhaps true. BUT, being kept on the "minimum" wage that Ikea will pay also means that families can perhaps rise above poverty level. You see, the tendency is to see the rise in the minimum wage as the beginning of economic degradation. Let's offer this counterperspective: that economic degradation already exists for far too many families with the current or even, God forbid, prior levels of pay. We've got restaurant chains resisting the idea of paying waiters minimum wage, when I've talked with them and they're being paid $2.13/hr. Although the counter to this is that they make plenty in tips, that's only at the upper echelon of restaurants. Most do not make enough in a day to stay ahead of poverty. "Let them get good jobs," is your reply. Well, some of them cannot now do so; and even if they were to try, their families would suffer while they are training for them. This is better? "This is how America has always been," I hear you counter. Really? And that was better? This is no longer 1870 - matters in this country have gone to a point where it's not quite so simple any more. So, perhaps those of us who are "foolish Democrats" who see this as a positive step can't see beyond the ends of our noses; but perhaps you can't see past your closed eyelids.
Alice Azzouzi June 30, 2014 at 10:35 am
I am not surprise at company that comes from country who takes care of their citizens. ThereRead More children get a free college education. Their Seniors are taken care. Mothers have liberal paid leave after birth of their child. In this country those in charge suck it dry and take and are not willing to provide for those who make them rich. They think poor working people are disposable and the new salve trade for the rich. to get richer.
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.
Gander Mountain will open near Potomac Mills this year.
JimTh June 10, 2014 at 06:17 am
Yep...but the most expensive too.
Allison Pike June 15, 2014 at 08:16 am
Wow - another place in Virginia for stupid people to get weapons. None of us are safe anymore.
Charles W. June 15, 2014 at 11:48 am
Glad to see it. Another place where responsible Americans can buy their Constitutionally protectedRead More sporting gear.
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.
See more »