In Today’s News

CEO of AARP to speak at VCU Investors Circle reception

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins is slated to speak alongside dean of Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Business, Ed Grier, in a discussion on “The Business of Boomers.” The discussion will take place on Wednesday, April 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hotel John Marshall, and is a part of the School of Business Foundation’s Investors Circle held annually every spring.

Kroger to provide more jobs in Virginia locations

Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division will hire 420 new employees across its 122 stores in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia and parts of Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. This is part of the chain’s hiring push, which is set to fill a total of 11,000 jobs nationwide. Their site currently lists 35 available positions in Richmond, including both hourly and management positions.

Richmond Police Chief to hold 4 public forums in April

Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham will hold four town hall meetings over the next two weeks, according to the department. The meetings, which will occur in each of the four police precincts in the city, were part of Durham’s initial promises to the community when he took over the department three years ago. The meetings will consist of updates on community crime statistics and public comment periods in which any community member can voice their concerns.

CEO of Facebook faces second day of congressional testimony

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, faced even tougher questions in day two of his congressional testimony on Wednesday. Lawmakers on the House side of Capitol Hill questioned Zuckerberg on Facebook’s handling of user data, and were particularly focused on the site’s privacy settings. Over the two days Zuckerberg has spent in testimony, he has faced over 10 hours of hearing and questioning from 100 lawmakers

 

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