NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy says customers at its exchanges are giving them high marks for customer satisfaction. In a survey, the Navy Exchange Service Command in Virginia Beach says customers gave Navy exchanges an 85 on a 100-point scale. The Navy says that puts its stores on the same plane as stores such as Nordstrom and Kohl's.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A federal judge in Alexandria has questioned the prosecution of a California race-car mechanic who built rifle silencers for Navy Seals. The judge suggests there may be classified evidence in the case that shows Mark Landersman had legitimate - but off-the-books - authorization to build 349 suppressors.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The CEO of Smithfield Foods says he was taken aback by some of the reactions when the pork producer agreed to be acquired by a Chinese firm in a deal valued at $7.1 billion. Larry Pope says the future profitability of agriculture will depend on exports and he thinks globalization is good for America.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - State regulators have given approval to Dominion Virginia Power's preferred route for a high-voltage power line over the James River. Preservationists argue the transmission line would mar the vista of some of the state's most historic attractions.
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