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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Used car dealership chain CarMax says its fiscal fourth-quarter profit rose nearly 19 percent. The Richmond, Va.-based company says economic uncertainty continues to boost sales of previously owned vehicles.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Ocean Breeze Waterpark in Virginia Beach is expanding its attractions. Ocean Breeze's new owners announced yesterday that construction is under way on Neptune's Revenge, a 1,500-foot, four-slide complex.

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