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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Workers are preparing to install porous paving stones and rain gardens around the state Capitol as part of a Greening Virginia project. The move to redirect stormwater into the irrigation system of the Capitol grounds got under way this week.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Hardwood flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators says strong consumer demand is driving a boost in sales that helped its net income climb about 32 percent in the second quarter. The company says it expects more gradual improvement in sales as the economy recovers.

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